Biography of David Duncan
Captain David Duncan of the Glasgow Highlanders was born in Airdrie and attended the High School of Glasgow, where he was active in the Officer Training Corps. He studied Modern Languages at the University from 1937 to 1939, intending to go on to Sandhurst, but was commissioned in the Glasgow Highlanders just before the outbreak of war.
Duncan served in France and was evacuated from Cherbourg when that country was defeated by Germany. He trained for Army Cooperation work and became a liaison officer, flying on thirty flights over enemy lines. He returned to the infantry, and was killed in action on 18 April 1945 during the Battle of the Argenta Gap in Northern Italy.
Died 18 April 1945.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1937-39;
Father's Details: William Duncan; Minister
War Service: Captain, Glasgow Highlanders (H.L.I.)
Grave / Memorial: Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy
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Record last updated: 26th Feb 2013