Name :-   Duncan, Daniel

Nationality :-    UK

Age :-   43

Rank :-   Chief Engineer

Number :-  

Medal :-

Service :-   Mercantile Marine

Regiment / ship :-  S.S. Semantha

Date of death :-   14th October 1917 (killed at sea)

Cemetery / Memorial :-   Tower Hill Memorial, London, England

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   

Family information :-    Son of Adam and Jane Neish Duncan

Extra information :-

In the 1881 Census is the following entry...

Dwelling: Duncans Land
Census Place: Rattray, Perth, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203514 GRO Ref Volume 389 EnumDist 1 Page 12
 

Adam DUNCAN M 34 M Rattray, Perth, Scotland Rel: Head Occ: Slater
Jane DUNCAN M 31 F Dundee, Forfar, Scotland Rel: Wife
William DUNCAN 8 M Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
Daniel DUNCAN 7 M Rattray, Perth, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Scholar
Adam DUNCAN 5 M Rattray, Perth, Scotland Rel: Son
David DUNCAN 3 M Rattray, Perth, Scotland Rel: Son
Catherine DUNCAN 9 m F Rattray, Perth, Scotland Rel: Daur

1891 Census ... (it looks like Jane has died, and Adam has remarried)

Mill Road, Rattray, Perthshire

Adam Duncan, head, 44, slater, b. Rattray

Catherine Duncan, wife, 38, b. Rattray

William Duncan, son, 18, slater, b. Glasgow, Lanarkshire

Daniel Duncan, son, 17, Agricultural Engineer's Apprentice, b. Rattray

Adam Duncan, son, 15, Draper's Apprentice , b. Rattray

David Duncan, son, 13, Slater's Apprentice , b. Rattray

John Duncan, son, 9, scholar, b. Rattray

George Duncan, son, 7, scholar, b. Rattray

Charles Duncan, son, 4, scholar, b. Rattray

Harry Duncan, son, 3, b. Rattray

Elizabeth Duncan, daughter, 9 months, b. Rattray

1901 Census

Rattray Village, Rattray, Perthshire

Adam Duncan, head, 54, slater, b. Rattray

William Duncan, son, 29, slater, b. Glasgow, Lanarkshire

John Duncan, son, 19, mechanical engineers apprentice, b. Rattray

George Duncan, son, 17, slaterís apprentice, b. Rattray

Charles Duncan, son, 14, photographic apprentice, b. Rattray

Harry Duncan, son, 13, scholar, b. Rattray

Elizabeth Duncan, daughter, 10, scholar, b. Rattray

Ernest Duncan, son, 8, scholar, b. Rattray

Helen Grace, servant, 33, shopkeeper, b. Brydekirk, Dundee, Dumfres.

There is no mention of Daniel in either the Scottish or English 1901 census.  Perhaps he had joined up, and was abroad.

 

In Rattray Cemetery

A Military History of Perthshire 1899 - 1902

Here is mentioned the service record of  Adam Duncan of Blairgowrie, Daniel's father.

"31st Battalion (Fincastle's Horse)"

Enlisted 1902.  Served in South African War 1902 (Queen's medal, with clasps "Cape Colony," and "South Africa 1902").

Confermations & Inventories 1918 

Duncan, Daniel, Marine Engineer, Sidlaw View, Rattray, Blairgowrie, died 14 October 1917, at Sea, intestate.  Confirmation granted at Perth, 11 February, to Adam Ross Duncan, Sidlaw View aforesaid. Executor dative qua father.  Value of Estate £ 1744 1s 4d

(2006 value using average earning is £289,455.97p)

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