David Short Duncan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 29.02.1916
  • Place of enlistment: Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
  • Service no: 4476
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 28th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: Between 04.08.1916 & 06.08.1916.
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Perth
  • Address:
  • Occupation: Labourer
  • Mother:

    Jessie Short Duncan, 43 Hill St, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Duncan, 43 Hill St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Annie Short Taylor, Peter and George

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Short Duncan

David has no known grave but is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. He served as MOIR, James. David was the brother of Sapper Peter Short Duncan, 4316, 3rd Tunnelling Company, Australian Engineers and Pte George Petrie Duncan, 201888, 4/5th Battalion Black Watch, who was killed in action, 19.02.1918.

David deserted from the army and then re-enlisted as James Moir. For more information on David, visit David’s Service Record.

David Short Duncan   4476   Australian Infantry

DUNCANKilled in action, on 6th August, Private David Duncan, of A.I.F., late of Matvel Loch, W.A., third son of John and Jessie Duncan, 43 Hill Street, Dundee.  (South African and Canadian and New Zealand papers please copy).

Dundee People’s Journal 2nd December1916

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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