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Gay, Duncan Scott, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, formerly of Edinburgh, Scotland. Occupation: bank clerk. Military Service: Private, Reg. No. McGill 237, 2nd University Co., PPCLI, Attestation Papers. Diary References: “ … and Dunc Gay wounded,” 2:3 Jun ’16; “Dunc Gay dead,” 2:4 Jun ’16; “Dunc Gray [Gay] died of wounds as Hoggie [O. M. Hogg] (since killed at Vimy Ridge) and [D.E.M.] Donnelly (since killed at Vimy Ridge) were bringing him out,” 3:4 Jun ’16.
Additional Biographical Information:
Duncan Scott Gay was in his 26th year at the time of his death. A bank clerk prior to the war, he enlisted in June 1915 with the 2nd University Company and joined the PPCLI in the Armentières Sector 1 Sep 1915 at the same time as Frank Whiting. Gay had just returned from a nine day leave, when he and other members of the 2nd Company were ordered to the front lines on 2 June 1916. Newman stated that he was killed in action that day, and Frank Whiting added that he died of his wounds while being carried out of the field by two of his mates. Newman, With the Patricia’s in Flanders, 220.
Date of Death: 2 June 1916. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Memorialised at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Grave Reference: Panel 10.