|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Aunt, Miss E Bishop, 3 New Building, Bathford, Bath, England|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||13th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/30/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||45th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette, Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'At MESSINES during attack on OWL TRENCH on 7th June, 1917 Private Duncan was conspicuously brave. Seeing a machine gun in a shell hole 100 yards ahead of the company he rushed forward and overpowering the survivor of the German gun crew, he captured the gun. He was wounded shortly afterwards when advancing.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal