Private Duncan John Irvine, 20th Bn King’s Own Liverpool Regiment

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Private Duncan John Irvine 57541, 20th Battalion King’s Own Liverpool Regiment (previously Army Cyclist Corps)

Duncan John Irvine was born on the 27th December 1888 and had eight other siblings. His parents were Duncan and Euphemia Irvine, who had married in Perth on 25th November 1870.  Duncan was educated at Craigie School and left education when he was 14 years old.  He enlisted into the Army Cyclist Corps in May 1916, but later transferred to the King’s Own Liverpool Regiment.  He was mobilised for France in November 1916 and arrived just at the start of the Battle of the Somme.  Private Duncan John Irvine was killed in action in France on the 2nd August 1917.  He was 28 years old.  He is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial.  Duncan was awarded the Victory and British War medals.


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