Duncan Campbell AFFLECK


AFFLECK, Duncan Campbell

Service Number: 3451
Enlisted: 23 August 1915, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 59th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warragul, Victoria, 1884
Home Town: Warragul, Baw Baw, Victoria
Schooling: Warragul State School, Victoria
Occupation: Farm Hand
Died: Killed in action, Fleurbaix, France, 19 July 1916
Cemetery: VC Corner Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
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World War 1 Service

23 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
29 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 21st Infantry Battalion
29 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 21st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3451, 59th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
Date unknown: Involvement 21st Infantry Battalion, Pozières

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21 Battalion

Rank - Private

26 February 1916 - Taken on strength of 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir

15 March 1916 - Transferred to 59th Bn

15 March 1916 - Taken on strength of 59th Bn, Tel el Kebir

18 June 1916 - Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force

29 June 1916 - Disembarked Marseilles, France

19 July 1916 - Posted missing

29 August 1917 - Court of Enquiry, held in the field decided fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'. Gunshot wounds to abdomen

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Son of Charles Stewart  AFFLECK and Jemima Vans HALL, of "Killiecrankie," Queen St., Warragul, Victoria.