John James DOUGHAN

DOUGHAN, John James

Service Number: 682
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
Born: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia, 1872
Home Town: Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraphist
Died: 14 August 1941, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, New South Wales
Plot: Roman Catholic Monumental - Section 1 - 0261
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 682
26 Sep 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 682, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 506 notes he was part of 2nd Draft of the 6th QIB and embarked 26 Sep at Sydney aboard Harlech Castle arriving Cape Town 26 Oct 1901.
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 682, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 508 notes the 6th QIB embarked 17 May 1902 at Durban returning to Australia aboard Devon arriving Brisbane 17 Jun 1902, disbanded 23 Jun 1902.

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

John James Doughan served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Private S.N.244 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 682 in the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

John married Elizabeth A Mylecharane in 1891 in the Wellington District of New South Wales, but at the time of enlistment in 1900 for the Boer War he and his wife were living at Woolloongabba in Brisbane. 

With the outbreak of WW1, at the age of 43 years, he again enlisted for service on 31 August 1915 in Brisbane. He would embark to serve in Egypt and France but age and the toll of having served in five campaigns proved demanding resulting in him suffering a double hernia and rheumatism resulting in his medical discharge in 1918.

Sources; AWM Boer War Nominal Rolls, Murray p. 472 and 519; and National Archives Australia WW1 service records.

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