Samuel George Duncan was son of Samuel and Lucy Duncan. He was born about 1923. The family lived at Soarn Cottage Stewartstown, County Tyrone. In WW2, Samuel Duncan served with the Royal Marines on board H.M.S. Repulse. In December 1941 HMS Repulse was attacked and sunk. In total, nearly 1,000 survivors of Repulse were rescued, including Marine Samuel George Duncan. However, some of those survivors would later be captured and Marine Duncan was subsequently taken prisoner. Marine Samuel George Duncan died as a prisoner of war at Konyu Camp on 19th July 1943.
The town of Kanchanaburi is 129 kilometres North-West of Bangkok and is best reached by road, along the National Highway which runs north from the capital. There are bus and train services from Bangkok. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is situated adjacent to Saeng Chuto Road which is the main road through the town. When approaching from Bangkok, the cemetery is on the left side of the road, towards the far (northern) end of the town. A Commission signpost faces the cemetery on the opposite side of the road.