DUGGAN, Micheal Andrew
(Service number 7/40)
|Aliases||NZBDM records birth surname as "Dugan"|
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||1889||Place of Birth||Clinton|
|Date||13 August 1914||Age||24|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Duggan, Knapdale Post-office, via Gore, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||15 March 1916||Reason||Medically unfit|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded twice at Walkers Ridge, Gallipoli, 17 August and 4 September 1915. Sent to England on hospital ship with gun shot wound to left calf. Invalided home on the Rotorua, 5 February 1916
|Date||23 November 1965||Age||75|
|Place of Death||Napier|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Wharerangi Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||Sec 14 Plot 6|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
Michael was the fifth child (and third son) of James & Bridget Duggan, born at Popotunoa (the former name for Clinton). Michael's birth was registered under the surname "Dugan" with NZ Births, Deaths, and Marriages in 1889, despite his service records recording his birth as 29 July 1890.
The Otago Witness reported that Michael was wounded in 1915, noting that: "Trooper M. A. Duggan, of the Eighth Regiment, South Canterbury Mounted Rifles, is the third son of Mrs Duggan, Knapdale, and is 24 years of age. Prior to his departure with the Main Expeditionary Force, he resided in the Waimate district, where he followed the occupation of engine-driver. Trooper Duggan was wounded in the knee on July 26."
After the war Michael married Freda Thistle Wallace after the war in 1930.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand SCRoll web submission from T Connolly, 6 January 2022; New Zealand BDM Historical Records [7 January 2022]; Otago Witness 1 September 1915, courtesy of Papers Past at http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ [12 January 2022]
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