John Fagan


Reg. #72
Name: John Joseph Fagan
Date of Birth: Aug 2, 1919
Location at Birth: St. John's, Newfoundland
Status: Deceased
Date of Passing: Jan 13, 2011
Location at Passing:

Obituary

FAGAN, John J. - 1919 - 2011 - Proud member of the Newfoundland Rangers; former superintendant of H.M. Penitentiary and Director of Corrections for Atlantic Canada. Passed peacefully away on Thursday, January 13th, 2011 at the Health Science Centre. John J. Fagan age 91 years. Predeceased by his brothers Jim (Kathleen), Dick and sister Nell (Jack Trainor). Leaving to mourn his wife Rita; daughter Maureen (Ed Taylor); brother Bren (Florence Doody), NB; sisters: Margaret (Steve Manning - deceased), Mary (Danny Nadon - deceased), Ont,, Sheila (Mike Nolan), Avondale; sisters-in-law: Bernie Fagan, Theresa Moores, Ottawa and Millie (Dave Baker), as well as a large number of special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, especially those at Goodlife Fitness, Avalon Mall. Resting at Caul's Funeral Home, LeMarchant Road. Visitation on Friday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 from St. Pius X Church at 2 p.m. Cremation to follow. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland Rangers Force Scholarship Fund at Office Alumni Affairs and Development, 20 Lambe's Lane, St. John's, NL A1C 5S7


Ranger Force Career

Regimental Number: 72
Date Enlisted: Apr 10, 1939
Date Discharged: Jul 31, 1950
Length of Service: 11 years 4 months

Posting History

Detachment Start Date End Date
Whitbourne Headquarters Jul 18, 1938 Sep 1940 Aug 1939 Oct 1940
Lewisporte Detachment Sep 1939 Oct 1939
Deer Lake Detachment Nov 1939 Aug 1940
St. Lawrence Detachment Aug 1940 Sep 1940
Port aux Basques Detachment Oct 1940 Nov 1940
Gambo Detachment Nov 1940 Apr 1941
Stephenville Detachment Apr 1941 Jul 31, 1950
Gander Detachment

Rank History

Rank Start Y-M-D End Y-M-D
Ranger 3rd Class 1940 Jun 30
Ranger 1st Class 1940 Jul 1 1942 Jun 30
Corporal 1942 Jul 1 1947 Jul 31
Sergeant 1947 Aug 1

Beyond the Ranger Force

Occupation History

Superintendent, H.M. Penitentiary, post-Ranger Force.
Director of Corrections, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.


From the Library

Photo - Unveiling Ranger Force Plaque at Colonial Building
Author
Date Published 1980
Attribution McGrath, Darrin Michael, ed. The Newfoundland Rangers. St. John’s, N.L: DRC Publishers, 2005.
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Questionnaire Response, Noel, Llewellyn
Author Noel, Llewellyn
Date Published Jan. 1, 1981
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 621, Box 14, 50th Anniversary folder
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Newfoundland Ranger Corporals
Author
Date Published 194-
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 612, Series VA 126-128 VA 127-57.1
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Identified, l-r: J. Gordon Fitzpatrick (Regt. #24), William J. Smith (Regt. #56), and John Fagan (Regt. #72).

Motorcycle training: Newfoundland Ranger John Fagan (Regt. #72), mock accident victim
Author
Date Published 194-
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 612, Series VA 126-128 VA 128-33.1
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Motorcycle training: Newfoundland Ranger John Fagan (Regt. #72), mock accident victim
Author
Date Published 194-
Attribution The Rooms Provincial Archives, MG 612, Series VA 126-128 VA 128-32.2
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