1. Memorial:Honnechy British CemeteryII. C. 9.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.121
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour25A GQS

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Family :

Son of Archibald Dunlop, M.D. Native of Holywood, Co. Down.

Education & Career :

Student at Caius College, Cambridge (1913)

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2/Royal Dublin Fusiliers 

Action : The Battle of Le Cateau and subsidiary actions 

26 August - 1 September 1914. Following the clash at Mons, the BEF was forced to retreat. I Corps under Haig was able to march almost unmolested but II Corps under Smith-Dorrien was confronted by large elements of German troops which threatened his line of retreat. In a classic ?stopping? action II Corps held the German attack and allowed time for the orderly retreat to continue.

Detail :

DUNLOP, John Gunning Moore, 2/Lieutenant, 2/Royal Dublin Fusiliers JOHN GUNNING MOORE DUNLOP was born at Holywood, near Belfast, in the year 1885. His school was Charterhouse, whence he went to Gonville and Caius College as a Scholar in 1905. He gained first-class honours in both parts of the Natural Sciences Tripos, with Chemistry as his chief subject. After taking his degree he was awarded a research studentship by the College, where he remained in residence until the outbreak of the war, devoting himself to chemical research with considerable success, as shown by frequent publications in the Transactions of the Society between 1909 and 1914. During the earlier years of this period, he held the position of Junior Demonstrator in the University Chemical Laboratory, and later undertook some teaching work in College. He was one of the secretaries of the University Chemical Club, and a leading spirit in what may be called the social side of Chemistry. He had always taken a keen interest in military work. For the last few years he had spent nearly all his vacations with the Ulster Volunteers, and he would have been as ready to fight for Ulster as he was for his country. At the outbreak of the war he volunteered at once, and was given a commission in the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers, with whom he went to the front in August. (That he was commissioned and sent to a regular battalion so quickly is unusual and in no small part due to the paramilitary training and structure of the Ulster Volunteers, created to oppose any imposition of Home Rule for Ireland, and before the Great War likely to have fought against British troops. In September 1914 the UVF agreed, in exchange for a moratorium on Irish Home Rule, to serve with the British Army and formed the 36th Ulster Division. The Ulster battalions acquired formal regimental identities but fiercely protected their UVF identities). After Mons he was reported missing. Hope that he might have been made prisoner was not abandoned until November 12th, when a message was received from the American Consul in Berlin stating that Dunlop was killed in action near Clary on August 27th. Three hundred and fifty men and officers of the regiment were cut off in the retreat. Only fifty succeeded in fighting their way through the enemy back to their division. Dunlop was one of those who fell. Sources The Chemical Society, Obituary Notices

Citations & Commemorations :

  Commemorated on Holywood and District War Memorial and on the Memorial Plaques in the Holywood Masonic Hall and Holywood Parish Church of Ireland Church. Also commemorated on the Memorial Tablet in Gonville and Caius College Chapel Cambridge and on the Chemical Society Memorial (Royal Society of Chemistry), Burlington House, Piccadilly, London.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Alma Mater No. 1492 E.C.Cambridgeshire

7th November 1910
19th December 1910
6th October 1911

Joined the Alma Mater Lodge from the Irish Constitution, Holywood Lodge 381 on the 22nd February 1913.

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