CEF Soldier Detail

Private Michael Joseph Dunne

Regimental Number:
447977
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
14th Battalion
Company:
No 3 Company
Place of Birth:
Ballraggan, Carlow
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
Mother, Mrs. Annie Dunne, Brooks Station Alberta
Address at Enlistment:
Brooks Station, Alberta
Date of Birth:
February 28, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Farmer
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Calgary, Alberta
Date of Enlistment:
January 8, 1916
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
35 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 2752-28
Research Notes

Son of Patrick Dunne and Annie Murphy.  Two brothers who also served in the Great War; Thomas Dunne, 503241, and James Dunne.  Appearance: Dark Brown Hair, Blue Eyes Full Name: Micheal Joseph Dunne Throughout the war, he was proclaimed MIA, found wounded,returned to battle, and was wounded three more times; once in the hip, another in the leg and another bullet grazed his right temple and damaged his right ear, causing deafness. On Oct.4 he was diagnosed with appendisitis and was transferred to the Canadian Hospital in Uxbridge on Dec.9. 1916. He was reccomended for base duty for some time before being sent back out into the front lines.

On Dec.28.1917, he was reassigned to the 12th Field Ambulance, 4th Canadian Division. While in the battle at Amiens, he was wounded yet again. Then was invalidated out to England but returned home on Nov.28.1918.

After the war he married Jean McAree, daughter of Hugh McAree and Jessie Sinclair.  They had 7 children: Jessie, Irene [Renie], Annie, Maria, Patricia, Shiela and Raymond.

Source:  jayelbee additions, LAC file

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 14th Battalion No 3 Company
Sergeant Canadian Infantry 23rd Reserve Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Quebec Regiment
Private Canadian Infantry 14th Battalion No 3 Company
Private Canadian Infantry 56th Battalion
Private Canadian Infantry Canadian Casualty Assembly Centre
Private Canadian Infantry M.D. No. 13 Depot Casualty Company
Brother of Thomas Dunne, 503241.  Discharged due medically unfit for service at Calgary, Alberta on January 24, 1919.