|Died||January 24, 1940(aged 86)|
|Place of birth||Aughrim, County Galway, Ireland|
|Place of death||Folkestone, Kent|
|Buried at||Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone, Kent|
|Unit||1st King's Dragoon Guards|
John Doogan (March 1853 in Aughrim, County Galway – 24 January 1940 in Folkestone, Kent)was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 28 January 1881 at the Battle of Laing's Nek, South Africa, during the charge of the mounted men, Private Doogan saw that Major Brownlow, KDG had had his horse shot from under him and was dismounted among the Boers. Doogan rode up and, in spite of being severely wounded himself, dismounted and insisted on Major Brownlow taking his horse, receiving another wound while doing so.
He is buried at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery (also known as the Garrison Cemetery) in Folkestone (Plot V. Grave 1054).
- Ó Dubhagáinn
Listed in order of publication year
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
- Clarke, Brian D. H. (1986). "A register of awards to Irish-born officers and men". pp. 185–287.
- Irelands VCs (Dept of Economic Development 1995)
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Shropshire Virtual War Memorial (Neil Evans 2009)
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