Lyall Leonard DUNCAN

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DUNCAN, Lyall Leonard

Service Number: 4529
Enlisted: 4 October 1916, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion
Born: Gilberton, South Australia, 9 September 1897
Home Town: Geelong West, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: Ashby State School
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed In Action (Shell), Villers-Bretonneux, France, 15 June 1918, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Adelaide Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux
Plot I, Row A, Grave 10
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

4 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4529, Melbourne, Victoria
16 Dec 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4529, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
16 Dec 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4529, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Medic, Melbourne
27 Jul 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 39th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sandra Doddridge

Lyall Leonard was born on 9 Sep 1897 at Gilberton the son of James Knuckey and his wife Elizabeth Ann nee Hunter.

Following the death of his father his mother moved to Geelong with her partner Robert Angus Duncan and Lyall's name was changed to Duncan.