16 March 1886 at Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
Eton State School, QLD.
Service and Enlistment Details
on 5 February
1916 at Rockhampton, QLD.
at Enlistment: Mackay,
Details: Embarked Overseas
May 1916 with 11th Depot Unit of
Supply, Australian Army Service Corps at Sydney,
NSW on Ship H.M.A.T. A64 "Demosthenes".
of Death: Died
of Illness on
February 1919 while serving with
Depot Unit of Supply, Australian Army Service Corps
in France at the age of 32
Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France,
Portion VIII, Row D,
Wife, Mrs. A. Duncan, Pinnacle via Mackay,
Church of England.
Henry (Harry) Duncan was born 16 March 1886 at Bulimba Road, Stretton, Brisbane,
the oldest of 9 children born to Charles and Margaret Duncan (nee Marks).
family moved to the Mackay area in the late 1880's when his father, Charles, was
appointed Postmaster at Walkerston. The
younger children were all born at Walkerston.
and his brother, Lionel Charles (Charlie), were butchers by trade, and worked as
a team at various abattoirs in the
general area, breaking down beef carcasses following slaughter.
13 June 1909, Harry married Annie Vaughan, and their only child, Henry Thomas
(Harry), was born 5 September 1910.
On 5 February 1916, Harry enlisted in the AIF at Rockhampton, and was deployed to the 11th Depot Unit of Supply. His Unit embarked on the “Demosthenes”, 17 May 1916 arriving at Plymouth, England 29 July 1916, and then on to France aboard the “City of Dunkirk” on 21 Nov 1916. He was stationed in France during the entire period of his service - Calais, Boulogne, Wimereaux and Etaples, and, on 14 February 1919, was admitted to the 30th General Hospital suffering from Spanish Influenza. Listed as dangerously ill the following day, he died on 16 February 1919. He is buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France.