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Peter Duncan

 
 

Harrogate Herald - 3rd October 1917

Roll of Honour

The sad news of the death of her son, P Duncan, has been conveyed to Mrs Duncan, 9 Coronation Avenue, Oatlands Mount, Harrogate, in some letters from his officers, the chaplain stating that he was killed instantly on the 14th August whilst in the performance of his duty as sentry in the front trench. Some shells came over, killing Duncan and wounding five others. He had no pain or lingering death, as he was wounded badly in the head. The officers and men of the battalion sent their sympathy. He was buried in a cemetery behind the lines, and a cross has been erected. His second lieutenant, in a letter expressing deepest sympathy, says : "It is a great sacrifice which the brave women of England are making daily, and I am sure your son behaved most gallantly and received his death blow standing at his post".

 

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