Duncan Fleming was the son of John and Isabella Fleming and the husband of Elizabeth Fleming, of Strachur, Argyllshire. He enlisted in the Royal Artillery and volunteered for Airborne forces.
Sergeant Fleming successfully completed parachute training at RAF Ringway and was posted to G Troop, 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Sgt Fleming died of dysentery at Stalag IXB (Wegscheide Bad-Orb) on 27 March 1945, aged 34, and was originally buried in the Wegscheide POW Cemetery (Roll of Honour, 5th revised edition, 2011). He was re-interred to Durnbach War Cemetery on 30 September 1947.
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