Their bodies are buried in peace; but their names liveth for evermore.
Their Duty Done
A tribute to the men and women of the East Gippsland Region who Died as a result of their participation in World War One : 1914 - 1919
3722 Private Lennox George Duncan - Bairnsdale Died of wounds 14 November 1916
Lennox George Duncan was born in 1892, the son of John and Elizabeth Duncan. John was the local chemist in Bairnsdale and his son Lennox was training as a bank clerk when his enlistment was eventually accepted on 2 August 1915. Lennox was rejected for having little chest expansion as this was seen to be an indication of breathing difficulties – in fact it was the opposite. His low chest expansion was a reflection on his high fitness level from rowing with champion teams from the Bairnsdale Rowing Club. He sailed on the Ceramic on 23 November bound for Egypt. When his parents received a telegram saying they “regret to report” that he was in hospital in Cairo with an ingrown toenail one can imagine the relief that they felt. But their relief was short lived. Once discharged from the hospital, Lennox re-joined his unit and 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 4 th  Australian Field Ambulance the same day and was buried at Longueval Road Cemetery. Lennox was 24 years old.  
….. parents received a telegram “regret to report”