Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
PLY/X3717   Marine Samuel George Duncan
Save as PDF
Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Repulse, Royal Marines (British Navy)
Died: 19/07/1943 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 20
Marine S.G. Duncan was son of Samuel and Lucy Duncan, of Soarn Cottage Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. HMS Repulse together with HMS Prince of Wales had left Singapore shortly after the outbreak of war with Japan on 8th December 1941 in an attempt to intercept a Japanese invasion convoy going towards Malaya. Marine Duncan was on board HMS Repulse and survived her sinking by Japanese war planes dropping torpedo’s on 10th December 1941. Although he was rescued, Marine Duncan was subsequently taken prisoner and died as a prisoner of war at Konue Camp
Read more on Marine Samuel George Duncan
Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
  Kanchanaburi  25
Grave Ref: Grave 8-M-3
CWGC Casualty 2649989
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph World War II - North Panel Cookstown
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Tribute to Samuel George Duncan Includes grave photo
2 Uboat.Net - HMS Repulse HMS Repulse ship information, including photo and wreck site.
3 Wikipedia - Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse Expansive description of the battle
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019