James William Duncan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 77819
  • Rank: Gunner
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Horse Artillery
  • Unit/Ship:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Devonport
  • Address: 1 Sibbald St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Apprentice Draughtsman
  • Mother:

    Mary Jane Duncan, 1 Sibbald St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Duncan, 1 Sibbald St, Dundee

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More about James William Duncan

James W. Duncan   77819   Royal Horse Artillery



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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