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Lyell Leonard DUNCAN

Regimental number4529
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolAshby State School, Geelong West, Victoria
Other trainingHe was in the Victorian Artillery at the Queenscliff Fort.
Address6A Latrobe Street, Windsor, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Robert Arthur Duncan, 28 Queen's Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceThe deceased soldier deserted from the Fort twice and enlisted, caught and sent back and punished. The second attempt he was more successful and got away to the War.
Enlistment date4 October 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 15 June 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 10), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert Arthur and Elizabeth Ann DUNCAN, 85 Clarence Street, Geelong West, Victoria. Native of Gilbertown, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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