John Doogan

1st Dragoon Guards

28th January 1881
John Doogan VC
Private John Doogan 1st Dragoon Guards

 (Boer Revolt 1880-81)

For gallant conduct during the action of Laing's Nek on the 28th January, 1881. During the charge of the mounted men Private Doogan, servant to Major Brownlow, 1st Dragoon Guards, seeing that officer (whose horse had been shot) dismounted and among the Boers, rode up and (though himself severely wounded) dismounted and pressed Major Brownlow to take his horse, receiving another wound while trying to induce him to accept it.



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