|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Inverell New South Wales|
|Address||Bank of NSW, Gunnedah, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Father, W S Duncan,Duzalpine, Inverell, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Lieutenant|
|Unit name||33rd Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/50/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on
Unit: 33rd Battalion
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (Altered from Bar to Military Cross)
Bar to Companion of the Distinguished Service Order
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
|Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)||Name does not appear on Nominal Roll|
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while commanding a company. Troops on his left were being pressed back, but his fine dash and accurate fire caused the enemy to withdraw, leaving him in an excellent defence position. Later in the day he led his company in a counter attack in conjunction with the cavalry, and again drove the enemy back, inflicting heavy casualties. Early next morning his company made an advance of 600 yards, and materially improved the position. He kept headquarters constantly informed with useful information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
DSO and Bar
'For conspicuous gallantry throughout the operations south west of Bouchavesnes on 31st August, 1918. He commanded his company brilliantly, and in face of strong opposition and heavy fire captured some 200 prisoners, ten machine guns, and four trench mortars. Throughout the whole operation he displayed wonderful dash and courage, and by his fine leadership succeeded against seemingly overwhelming odds.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led the assault with great courage killing three of the enemy himself. He remained in the new line without relief for eight hours until severely wounded, greatly inspiring his own men by his wonderful cheerfulness and coolness under continuous heavy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
|Other details||War service: Western Front Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Service Order and Bar, British War Medal, Victory Medal|