Bombardier Duncan Black

10 Sep 1943

Duncan Black, son of Duncan and Georgina Black and husband of Lilian Jessie Black, of Furners Green, Sussex enlisted into The Royal Artillery and then volunteered for the airborne forces.

Bombardier Black successfully undertook Glider training and was posted to 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery.

He took part in the amphibious landings in Italy in September 1943, on board a mine layer, HMS Abdiel. Unfortunately, HMS Abdiel struck a mine in Taranto Harbour causing significant casualties and loss of life, including Bdr Black.

Bdr Black died at sea on 10 September 1943, aged 32.

He is commemorated on the Cassino Memorial.

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