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DUNCAN, William Crawford (1895-1965)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Duncan
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: DUNCAN, William Crawford (1895-1965)
Date(s): Created 1997
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1895; educated at Liverpool; joined the White Star Line as an apprentice, 1911; served in World War One with The King's (Liverpool) Regt, 1914-1918; Manager, Liverpool Office, White Star Line, 1919-1923; Berlin Office, White Star Shipping Company (Cunard White Star Limited from 1934), 1923-1939; captured by German forces in Copenhagen, Denmark, Apr 1940; interned in Germany, 1940-1944; repatriated, Aug 1944; awarded MBE, 1946; Head Office, Cunard Steamship Company, 1946-1948; Manager, Hamburg Office, Cunard Steamship Company, Germany, 1948-1952; Manager, Paris Office, Cunard Steamship Company, France, 1952-1958; retired 1958; died 1965.


Scope and content/abstract:

Bound typescript memoir by Duncan entitled 'Camp leader' relating to his experiences in civilian internment camps in occupied Denmark and Germany, 1940-1944, with additional biographical notes by Duncan's son, John Daniel Duncan, Sep 1997.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 item

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided forresearch use only. Requests to publish original material should besubmitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for MilitaryArchives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide available on-line at, and in hard copy in the Centre'sreading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by the family in 1998.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 1999

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