This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Short Duncan
- Date of enlistment: 29.02.1916
- Place of enlistment: Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
- Service no: 4476
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- 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:
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Perth
- Occupation: Labourer
Jessie Short Duncan, 43 Hill St, Dundee
John Duncan, 43 Hill St, Dundee
Annie Short Taylor, Peter and George
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
DUNCAN―Killed 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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