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5248: Robert Duncan - One of 17 Men from the Cabrach who lost their lives during the war

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posted on 2024-01-18, 10:42 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Robert Mackintosh Duncan was my great uncle. He was the son of Alexander and Mary Duncan, of Whitehillock, Cabrach, Banffshire. He was born on 25th March 1891. He was serving in battle in Northern France but went missing during the battle on 21st March 1918. He was later found dead by German soldiers and buried by the Germans on 10th April 1918 at Foisney-le-Petit. It is unknown how he died or where he is buried. He is commemorated at the Pozieres Memorial. His service number is 202866.

Robert Mackintosh Duncan was one of 17 men from the Cabrach who lost their lives in battle during the First World War. They and others who died in subsequent conflicts are commemorated at the Cabrach Memorial Cairn situated at Inverharroch in the Lower Cabrach and the war memorial at Cabrach Church.


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Robert Mackintosh Duncan. Private, 5th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

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Cabrach, Banffshire, Scotland. Northern France. Foisney-le-Petit, France. Poziers Memorial.


1. Photographs of Robert Mackintosh Duncan. 2 images. 2. Information about Robert Mackintosh Duncan. 1 image. 3. Details and commemoration certificate from CWGC for Robert Mackintosh Duncan. 2 images. 4. Photographs of unknown soldiers. 2 images. 5. Newspaper cuttings dated 01/07/2017 about the 17 sons from the rural community of the Cabrach who lost their lives during the First World War and the Cabrach Memorial Cairn. 1 image. 6. The War Memorial at Cabrach Church. Photograph from War Memorials Online 1 image.

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