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Lennox G Duncan

Bairnsdale Rowing Club (VIC)

Pte L.G. Duncan 3722

Died of wounds France 14 November 1916 Aged 24 years

Lennox George Duncan was born in 1892, the son of John and Elizabeth. John was the local chemist in Bairnsdale. Lennox was training as a bank clerk when his enlistment was eventually accepted on 2 August after being rejected for having little chest expansion - a reflection on his high fitness level from rowing. He sailed on the Ceramic on 23 November bound for Egypt.

When his parents received a telegram 'regret to report" that he was in hospital in Cairo with an ingrown toenail one can imagine their relief.

Sadly it was short-lived. He proceeded to Marseilles on 8 June 1916 and was wounded in action in the field on 14 November when his right leg was shattered from a gunshot that resulted in a compound fracture. He died at the 4th Australian Field Ambulance the same day and was buried at Longueval Road Cemetery.

From the East Gippsland Family History Group Inc 2015

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