This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
James William Duncan
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 77819
- Rank: Gunner
- Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Artillery
- Place of Death: Netley Hospital
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 20.06.1916
- Burial Country: Scotland
- Cemetery: Dundee Eastern Necropolis
- Grave/Mem Ref no: BB.619C
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Devonport
- Address: 1 Sibbald St, Dundee
- Occupation: Apprentice Draughtsman
Mary Jane Duncan, 1 Sibbald St, Dundee
James Duncan, 1 Sibbald St, Dundee
More about James William Duncan
James W. Duncan 77819 Royal Horse Artillery
DUNDEE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERYMAN
DIES FROM WOUNDS.
A Dundee Royal Horse Artillery gunner has died in Netley Hospital from the effects of wounds received in action. He is James W. Duncan, son of Mr James Duncan, 1 Sibbald Street.
Deceased, who was 19 years of age, was, previous to enlisting at the beginning of 1915, employed as an apprentice draughtsman with the Dundee Shipbuilding Company, Limited. He had been at the front for about a year. Apart from his injuries his constitution was weakened as the result of the bursting of an artery when he was on the journey home to this country as one of a batch of wounded.
Gunner Duncan was under treatment at Netley for some three weeks. He is to be accorded a military funeral, the interment taking place at Dundee tomorrow.
Dundee Courier 23rd June 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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