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Duncan McNIVEN

Regimental number617
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressNyah, via Swan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.25"
Weight141 lbs
Next of kinUncle, D. McNiven, Nyah, via Swan Hill, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 February 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 30 April 1919
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916.

Charged for shortage of clothing, Larkhill, 10 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 13 May 1917 (impetigo buttocks); transferred to 3rd Australian Division Rest Station, 14 May 1917; to No 50 Casualty Clearing Station, 23 May 1917 (scabies); discharged to duty, 8 June 1917; rejoined 38th Bn, 10 June 1917.

On leave to England, 10 December 1917; rejoined unit, 31 December 1917.

Attached to 3rd Australian Division Headquarters, 1 July 1918.

Wounded in action, 24 August 1918.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 18 September 1918.

Accidently injured, 18 September 1918, and admitted to No 11 Australian Field Ambulance, 29 September 1918 (burns, left hand); transferred to No 41 Casualty Clearing Station, 30 September 1918; to No 72 General Hospital, Trouville, 1 October 1918; to No 1 Australian Convalescent Depot, Le Havre, 7 October 1918; marched into Australian Intermediate Base Depot, Le Havre, 30 October 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 2 November 1918; rejoined 38th Bn, 3 November 1918.

On leave to England, 22 November 1918; rejoined unit, 15 December 1918.

Proceeded to England, 17 February 1919; marched into Overseas Training Brigade, 1 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karagola', 1 May 1919; disembarked, Melbourne, 12 June 1919; discharged Melbourne (termination of period of enlistment), 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death not attributed to war service.
Date of death1 September 1937
SourcesNAA: B2455, McNIVEN Duncan

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