George Boyd Duncan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 88864
  • Rank: Sapper
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
  • Unit/Ship: 205th Field Company
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 29
  • Date of Death: 26.08.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Carnoy Military Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: B.29.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Liff
  • Address: 175 Lochee Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Tram Driver, Dundee Corporation
  • Mother:

    Mary A. G. Duncan, Rowan Pl, Bridgefoot

  • Father:

    George Boyd Duncan

  • Siblings:

    2 Brothers

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about George Boyd Duncan

George B. Duncan    88864   Royal Engineers


An employee of the Dundee Tramways Corporation, who was one of the three brothers serving, has been the victim of a German shell.  He is sapper George B. Duncan, Royal Engineers, son of Mrs George Duncan, 175 Lochee Road, Dundee, and late of Birkhill.

Intimation of Sapper Duncan’s death in action has been received by his mother.  He was killed instantaneously as the result of a shell bursting in a trench in which a party of Engineers were located.  Deceased was 29 years of age.  Previous to enlistment he was a tramcar driver, and was greatly respected by his fellow employees.  Much sympathy is being felt for his widowed mother in her bereavement.

Dundee Courier 2nd September 1916

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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