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

Enlistment Information

Date 13 August 1914 Age 24
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Engine Driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Duggan, Knapdale Post-office, via Gore, New Zealand
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Service Medals 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


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

Post-war Occupations


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)

Biographical Notes

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 [12 January 2022]

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