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Kenneth Duncan

2nd Corporal

8th Batt.

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Ulmus Sp.
  • Planted By: | Miss W. Treloar
  • Plaque: 154

Additional Info

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Biography

Kenneth Donald Duncan was born at Camperdown, Victoria and in his early adult life became a Fireman. At the age of 24, single, he enlisted on 20 August 1914 at Ballarat, Victoria. His ship sailed from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914. He joined the Gallipoli campaign from Alexandria 5/4/15. Some months later , he was admitted to hospital with a GSW to the leg 1/8/15 and from there disembarked at Malta. He received another GSW to the toe 23/6/15 and was also re admitted to hospital for Appendicitis 3/9/15 and from there embarked for Australia 19/1/16 after receiving another GSW wound to his left foot. For a second time he re enlisted on 19 December 1916, as a married 27 year old fire fighter, after having had resumed those duties at home. He left Australian shores again from Melbourne, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917 as a 2nd Corporal with Railway Unit, Section 2. Proceeded to France 29/5/17 and arrived for active service on 30/5/17. From there he spent time in and out of hospital for Dysentry and the like and was transferred back to England, then rejoined unit back in France on 12/9/18. He was admonished for taking 3 days AWOL and finally returned to Australia 13/8/19. Tree No. 154

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour