Victor Ross DUNCAN BEM

DUNCAN, Victor Ross

Service Number: 21589
Enlisted: 12 July 1937
Last Rank: Petty Officer
Last Unit: HMAS Cerberus
Born: Lochee, Scotland, 12 May 1915
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Occupation: Professional Sailor, School teacher

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Non Warlike Service

12 Jul 1937: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer, SN 21589, HMAS Cerberus

World War 2 Service

28 Feb 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer, SN 21589, HMAS Perth (I) D29 WW2, Australia's Northern Periphery
2 Mar 1942: Imprisoned Prisoners of War, Captured after the loss of HMAS Perth Transferred to Changi Prison Later transferred to Japan aboard the Rakuyo Maru. which was itself lost on 12 Sep 1944 Survived the sinking and leading a party headed for China in abandoned life boats when intercepted by the Japanese Navy re-captured and taken to Japan for forced labour in coal mines.

Non Warlike Service

30 Jun 1949: Discharged Royal Australian Navy, Petty Officer, SN 21589, HMAS Cerberus

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