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Duncan McVean – age 23 – Lieutenant (285564) 10th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)

Duncan was commissioned in the Royal Artillery in July 1943 and was transferred to the HLI in Jan 1944. The 10th HLI crossed the Rhine at Xanten on 24 March 1945 (Operation Torchlight) He was buried in Mehr Cemetery but was re-interred in Reichswald in November 1946.

(Source: London Gazette 20/8/1943 p.3781 & 28/3/1944 p.1484, Wikipedia and CWGC)

Born 1921 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Robert and Margaret McVean, of Glasgow. (Source: CWGC)

Husband of Mary McNeil (Kelt) McVean of 665 Carntyne Road. Carntyne, Glasgow E2 who he married in Provan, Glasgow in 1943. (Source: CWGC and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 24 March 1945.

Commonwealth War Grave – Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Also named on the High Carntyne Church memorial.