|Place of birth||South Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||State School, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||673 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Sister, Mrs Ruby Sampson, Reservoir View, Malmsbury, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||23rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/40/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||58th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fleurbaix, France|
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 14), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Janet DUNCAN. Native of South Melbourne|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Allotted to, and proceeded to 5th Bn from 6th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 23 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 23 February 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916.
Found guilty, at sea, 21 June 1916, of disobeying an order in that he was smoking on a troop deck: awarded forfeiture of 4 days' pay.
Disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 1 September 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Statement, Red Cross File No 961103, 3239 Pte C.E. BRIANT, C Company, 58th Bn, 23 December 1916: 'On the night of the 19/20th July 1916, during our attack at Fleurbaix, he was killed outright by [a] bullet, hit in [the] head. This happened in "No Man's Land". I was alongside him when it happened. We were taken Prisoners of War when it happened. His body was left on the field.'
Note on file: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills 10.10.19.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DUNCAN William
Red Cross file 961103