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PLY/X3717   Marine Samuel George Duncan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Repulse, Royal Marines (British Navy)
Died: 19/07/1943 (Prisoner of War)
Age: 20
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.
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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 WWII - North Panel Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 348
References and Links
No Link Reference Map Doc
1 Konyu River camp Konyu River POW camps
2 Naval History - July 1943 DUNCAN, Samuel G, Marine, PLY/X 3717, (ex-Repulse), died as POW
3 Tribute to Samuel George Duncan Includes grave photo
4 Uboat.Net - HMS Repulse HMS Repulse ship information, including photo and wreck site.
5 Wikipedia - Sinking of Prince of Wales and Repulse Expansive description of the battle
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023