Charles Eric Duncan
Harrogate Herald - 6th December 1916
Second Lieutenant Charles Eric Duncan, of the Rifle
Brigade, younger son of Mr and Mrs David Duncan, Crookleigh,
Franklin Road, Harrogate, was killed in action on the 24th November.
He joined the Leeds University OTC in July, 1915, and received his
commission in the Royal Fusiliers in December following. He served
in Dublin during the rising, and was afterwards transferred to the
Rifle Brigade, and went out to the Front in August last. He was a
member of the Harrogate Old Boys' Rugby Union Football Club.
Harrogate Herald - 2nd May 1917
My attention has been drawn through some work done
by R Ackrill to a number of beautiful portraits in oils of
well-known Harrogate young men who have made the supreme sacrifice,
which have been executed by Mrs Varney,[Mr and Mrs A Varney,
artists, 20 Park Parade] of the Park Parade Studios, Harrogate. The
soldiers include Second Lieutenant Leonard Dawson, Second Lieutenant C E
Duncan, Private Reginald
Jones, Private J Croft, &c. In each case excellent likenesses
have been secured, and the work does the artist infinite credit. Mrs
Varney is making a speciality of this class of work, producing a
high-class picture at a moderate figure.