Alexander Fair Duncan

First Name: 
Alexander
Middle Name: 
Fair
Last Name: 
Duncan
Mother's Name: 
Elizabeth Duncan
Father's Name: 
Peter Duncan
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, July 29, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
Australian Army Medical Corps
Company: 
2nd/16th Field Ambulance
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Tuesday, May 19, 1953
Place of Death: 
Newcastle, NSW
Details: 

Alexander Duncan  (Service no 9291) was born in 1887. 

At enlistment he was single, 28 years of age, employed as a coal trimmer and resided in Balgownie, NSW.

Alexander embarked on HMAT A61 Kanowna with the Dermatalogical Hospital Reinforcements on 22 December 1915.  He arrived in Egypt and served there until being sent to England in late 1916.

Alexander was sent to France and joined the 16th Field Ambulance on 22nd March 1917.  He was transferred to 2nd Field Ambulance on 19 May 1917.  He served in England, Egypt and on the Western Front and was wounded in action on 25 August 1918. 

Alexander was admitted to hospital in England for treatment as a result of a gas attack.  He was returned to Australia in July 1919 where he was discharged on 18 October 1919.

Alexander married soon after on 27 December 1919 to Mary Brydon at Wickham and together they had one child.

Alexander died in 1953.  His service is commemorated on the Balgownie Presbyterian Church Honour Roll & the Balgownie War Memorial 1914-1918.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DUNCAN A F

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