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Robert Struthers DUNCAN

Regimental number3146
Place of birthDeniliquin, New South Wales
AddressGeelong West, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9.75"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ann Duncan, 21 Wattle Tree Road, Geelong West, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Citizen Military Forces (left when 'out of radius').
Enlistment date25 September 1916
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name57th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/74/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 December 1919
Discharge date7 March 1920
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 16 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 18 February 1917, and marched in to 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 May 1917; taken on strength, 57th Bn, 28 May 1917.

On leave to England, 26 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 20 March 1918.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 12 July 1918 (sprained ankle), and transferred to 61st Casualty Clearing Station; discharged to duty, 21 July 1918; rejoined Bn, in the field, 26 July 1918.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 8 August 1918; discharged to duty, and rejoined Bn, 9 August 1918.

Admitted to 12th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to Ambulance Train No 21, 2 October 1918, and admitted to 9th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 October 1918; transferred to England, 4 October 1918, and admitted to 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff, 5 October 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 October 1918, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 November 1918.

Found guilty, 21 January 1919, of being absent without leave, 2359, 13 January, to 2200, 17 January 1919: awarded 4 days' Field Punishment No 2, and forfeited a total of 8 days' pay.

Married Mona Kate WADLEY, spinster, aged 20, The Rock Lane Meeting (Independent), 24 September 1919.

Proceeded on indefinite leave, 11 October 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Shropshire', 2 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1920; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 7 March 1920.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 November 1954
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUNCAN Robert Struthers

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