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Andrew Milne DUNCAN

Regimental number4407
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlumber
Address94 South Parade, Auburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 7"
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs J Duncan, 49 Victoria Street, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 December 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 20 May 1919
Discharge date19 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 7 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France from England, 9 September 1916; taken on strength, 17th Bn, Belgium, 24 September 1919.

Admitted to hospital, 5 January 1917; rejoined Bn, 17 January 1917 (no further details).

Wounded in action, 20 September 1917 (gun shot wound face), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 30th General Hospital, Calais, 26 (?) September 1917; discharged to 2nd Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 6 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 20 October 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 19 January 1918.

Admitted to 5th Australian Field Ambulance, 18 September 1918 (impetigo); transferred to 41st Casualty Clearing Station, 21 September 1918; to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 25 September 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Havre, 12 October 1918; rejoined Bn, 25 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 October 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 14 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 4 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 29 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 4 July 1919; discharged, Sydney, 19 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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