James Duncan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 3/2551
  • Rank: Private
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  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 19.02.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Assevillers New British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: X.B.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 17 Kirk St, Lochee, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Elizabeth Duncan, 17 Kirk St, Lochee

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More about James Duncan

3-2551 Pte. James Duncan, 1st Black Watch, was killed in action on 19 February 1917, aged 20. The son of Mrs Duncan, 17 Kirk Street, Lochee, James joined the Black Watch on the outbreak of war, and arrived in France in December 1914.
He had been twice wounded, and had only been back at the front for a few months when he was killed in action.
For most of February, the 1st Battalion was involved inĀ Brigade training, and the War Diary mentions only 4 men killed and 13 wounded that month.
James Duncan is buried in Assevillers New British Cemetery, Somme, France, X. B. 9.

BLACK WATCH MAN KILLED IN ACTION. The sad intelligence has been received by Mrs J. Duncan at 17 Kirk Street, Lochee, that her son, Private James Duncan, has been killed in action. Private Duncan, who was 20 years of age, enlisted in the Black Watch on the outbreak of war. He was twice wounded, and had only returned to the front a few months ago when he was killed. His father, who is an old reservist, is serving with the forces in Salonika. The Courier, Wednesday, 21 March 1917, 3.

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