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Claude Valentine DUNCAN

Date of birth4 May 1884
Place of birthSale, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressDenbeigh Road, Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinMother, Mrs Frances Augusta Duncan, Denbeigh Road, Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date15 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name21st Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion


Unit: 21st Battalion
Promotion date: 25 May 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during the assault on the Hindenburg Line and ability in organising and leading details to cover the work of consolidation.'
Recommendation date: 11 May 1917

Mention in Despatches

'For displaying exceptional courage and initiative in carrying out his work particularly during operations at Pozieres 1916, and Bullecourt 1917.'
Recommendation date: 9 September 1917

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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