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362346   Lance Bombardier Andrew Duncan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 393th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 18/06/1897
Died: 05/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Andrew Duncan was a son of Andrew and Margaret Duncan. He was born on 18th June 1897. His father was a grocer in Drumquin, Castlederg. Andrew was working and living in Liverpool where he enlisted, joining the Lancashire and Cheshire Regiment. Lance Bombardier Andrew Duncan was serving with the 393rd Siege Battery in the Royal Garrison Artillery when he was killed in action at Ypres on Wednesday 5th December 1917.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bedford House Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave 2-D-18
CWGC Casualty 484095
Bedford House Cemetery is located 2.5 Km south of Ieper town centre. The cemetery lies on the Rijselseweg (N336), the road connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km after this crossroads on the left hand side of the Rijselseweg.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 233
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1 1901 Census lists Duncan family 1901 census lists Andrew as age 4, son of a merchant, at house 3 in Drumquin Town
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory The Drumquin Section lists Andrew's father is listed as a grocer and publican
3 1911 Census lists Duncan family 1911 census lists Andrew as age 13, son of a farmer and shopkeeper, at house 1 in Drumquin Town
4 Photo of L/Bombadier Andrew Duncan's grave
5 From Home to Foreign Fields Book lists Andrew Duncan (page 24)
6 Great War Belfast Clippings Duncan, Andrew, Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery, Drumquin Tyrone, Died, LT Dec 1917
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here (No 362246)
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Bombadier Andrew Duncan's grave can be purchased here
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