Great War Dundee
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William Edward Duncan
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 4101
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 34
- Date of Death: 15/10/1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Contay British Cemetery, Contay
- Grave/Mem Ref no: IV.B.23.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 17 Bonnybank Road, Dundee
- Occupation: Slater
Jane Williamson Duncan, 17 Bonnybank Rd, Dundee
David, born 30.06.1903, James, born 05.12.1904, Donald, born 18.09.1906, Jane, born 22.06.1909 & Fred, born 24.06.1913
More about William Edward Duncan
William E. Duncan 4101 Black Watch
DUNDEE MASTER SLATER DIES OF WOUNDS.
Pte. William E. Duncan, Black Watch, has died of wounds received in action. His wife who resides at 17 Bonnybank Road, Dundee, has received an official telegram stating that her husband had died at a casualty clearing station on the 15th of this month.
Pte. Duncan was for many years a member of the R.A.M.C., being a drummer-sergeant. Latterly he joined the Dundee National Reserve, and six months after the outbreak of hostilities he enlisted some time before the Reserve was called up. He was an enthusiastic member of the Dundee Miniature Rifle Club, Dundonald Street, and helped the club to many a victory. Previous to enlistment he carried on a slater’s business in Rosebank Road.
Dundee Courier 24th October 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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