John Joseph Dunne

jack dunne

IRA Intelligence Book photo

It is difficult to be sure but this man has right age and has regt missing from ADRIC roll, which is often the case with Irish officers. The other options are the wrong ages.

1899 May 5. Born at 4 Sorento Rd, Dalkey

1901 census at 4 Sorento Park, Dublin

1911 census at 40 St. Alphonsus Road, Drumcondra, Dublin

Educated at Connell's Civil Service College

1917 May 10. Enlisted and allocated to reserves

1917 Aug 29. Mobilised

1918 Jan 30 Commissioned. His father is James Dunne MBE, ex-Supt in Dublin Metropolitan Police. He had not been outside UK while an Other Rank

1919 Aug 30. Applies for a permanent commission

1920 Apr 1. Relinquishes his commission. 5th R. Irish. Rifles. — Lt. J. J. Dunne, and retains the rank of Lt. His address is given as Kiltegan House, Kiltegan, Wicklow

1921 Feb 10 Joined ADRIC with service no 1661

1921 Feb 18 Posted to K Coy in Cork

1921 Mar 13 . Posted to "O" Coy in Dublin. This was on the disbanding of K Coy

1921 Aug 29. War Office: Senior Writers - John Joseph Dunne

1921 Jul 14. Fined 5/-

1922 Jan 16 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Mar 21. Emigrates and arrives in Canada from USA. He is a "soldier" intending to go into "farming"

1926 Jul 16 Applies for medals from Canada


Other possibilities are

1. John Joseph Dunne b1889 Dublin

1889 Born Dublin. RIC have one entrant John J but this is all the RIC record gives

1901 census at Rath, Balscadden, Dublin

1911 census that family is at Rath, Balscadden, Dublin but John Joseph is not there

2. John Joseph "Jack" Dunne b1895 in Kildare - it does not appear to be him, as he appears to have gone to USA in 1920

1895 Mar 19. Born at Athy, Co Kildare

1895 Mar 24 Baptised at St. Michael's Church

1920 Nov 12 Travelled to New York on SS Baltic. Arriving on this date or a few weeks later

1928 dec 28 Naturalised US citizen.

1930 living in Chicago. Living as a boarder, occupation as a plater for photograver.

1942 Draft Registration card. In Chicago, Illinois.  Living at the YMCA at 4251 Irving Park Rd. Employed by Chicago Roto-Print at 4601 Belmont Ave.

1978 Mar Moved in with his niece, Ann and her family.

1980 Nov 7 Died at Downers Grove, Du Page, Illinois

3. John Joseph Dunne


1915 Sep 5. Lands in France

1916 Aug 26. The undermentioned to be temp. Qr. Mrs., with the hon. rank of Lt.: Infantry. John Joseph Dunne.

1920 Mar 13. Infantry.—The undermentioned temp. Qrmrs. relinquish their commissions, on completion of service and retain their rank: Capt. J J Dunne.


I think there was a Jack Dunne, an ex soldier, who lived at Inchicore found shot At Robinhood Lane. There was information that he was Intelligence and maybe secret service. I cannot locate details of date