|The 'Next of Kin Memorial Plaque in recognition of William Dunne's sacrifice in service.|
|William Dunne, Private, 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers|
William Dunne served in the regiment of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers; his regimental number was 7190. He served in the Home sector until November 1900 and was then sent to South Africa from 22 November 1900 to 11 February 1902, during the second Boer War Campaign. For this service he was awarded Boer War Campaign Medals. Following his assignment in Africa, William Dunne was sent to the West Indies until 8 November 1903, and then brought back to the Home front. On 22 August 1914 he was sent to France. On this date, as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, he landed at Boulogne as part of 10th Brigade, 4th Division. William Dunne was killed in action 20 November 1914, having completed 14 years and 126 days service to the Crown. He was only 34 years old.
|The casualty form for William Dunne|
|Copyright© The War Graves Photographic Project. Appears with permission.|
|Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Belgium .|
Copyright© The War Graves Photographic Project. Appears with permission.
In addition to his Boer War medals, William Dunne was awarded the 1914 Star, the Victory Medal, and the British War Medal. On 21 October 1919 my great-grandmother Mary Magee signed a form in receipt of the 1914 Star awarded to her brother; that receipt remains a part of William's file. Less than two years after she signed for that medal, Mary Magee would lose her son Michael to war. A brother lost fighting for the British in Europe; a son lost fighting against the British in Ireland.
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