Duncan enlisted on 20 Jun 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 11 Dec 1942.
He transferred to 1st Australian Commando Training Battalion on 14 Apr 1943, 29th Australian Infantry Training Battalion on 28 Apr 1943 and then 3rd Australian Maintenance Platoon on 6 Nov 1943.
He was discharged on 1 Nov 1945.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps