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Alan Duncan


Date and Place of Birth: Circa 1916 Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Date and Place of Death:    January 3, 1941 Bardia, Libya
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Pitcher
Rank: Private
Military Unit: 2/6th Battalion, 6th Division Australian Infantry
Area Served: Middle East

Alan T. Duncan, son of Thomas and Elsie Duncan, was born in Williamstown, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1916. He was a pitcher with the Williamstown Baseball Club during the late 1930s, also playing cricket with Williamstown District Cricket Club.

Private Duncan served with 2/6th Battalion, 6th Division of the Australian Imperial Force and was killed in action during Operation Compass, the taking of the Libyan town of Bardia in the Middle East on January 3, 1941.

Private Duncan is buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery in Egypt.

Williamstown Chronicle, September 3, 1938
Williamstown Chronicle, January 25, 1941
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Williamstown Baseball Club website

Date Added: June 23, 2013

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