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Duncan Frank

Duncan Frank

Male 1895 - 1948  (53 years)

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  • Name Duncan Frank 
    Born 26 Aug 1895  ,Byrock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Birth not recorded as parents were not married
    Gender Male 
    _ATTR 13 Feb 1907  Hillston Road, Wrightville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fall 
    • COBAR, Wednesday.

      Frank Duncan, aged 13 years, was riding,
      a bicycle yesterday evening along Hillston Road at Wrightvllle, when through some
      cause he fell. He was found unconscious on, the road, and brought to town by a 'busman. Ho was found to be suffering from concussion
      of the brain
    _ATTR Abt 1909  [3
    Music 
    • Went to Dubbo with Cobar Band when he was about 14.
    Milit-Beg 8 Dec 1915  ,Dubbo, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Duncan Frank : SERN 4767 : POB Bourke NSW : POE Dubbo NSW : NOK F Duncan FrankRegimental number4767
      ReligionChurch of England
      OccupationLabourer
      AddressMonaghan Street, West Cobar, New South Wales
      Marital statusSingle
      Age at embarkation22
      Next of kinFather, F Duncan, Monaghan Street, West Cobar, New South Wales
      Enlistment date8 December 1915
      Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 November 1915
      Rank on enlistmentPrivate
      Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
      AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
      Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
      Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
      Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
      FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
    Occupation 8 Dec 1915  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Labourer 
    Religion 8 Dec 1915  [5
    Church of England 
    Residence 1924  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3 horses, 2 cows, 916 sheep, 32,000 acres
    Residence 1925  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 8 horses, 8 cows, 32,000 acres
    Residence 1926  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 3 horses, 1200 sheep
    _ATTR Abt 8 Jan 1932  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Bushfires 
    • BUSHFIRES.
      Few Now Burning.
      EXAGGERATED REPORTS.
      Reports last night from all centres in the
      west and south, in which serious bushflres had
      been raging, were definitely reassuring.
      The Cobar correspondent of the "Herald"
      stated that the only fires now burning between
      that town and Wilcannia, in the west, were
      those on Nillera station, 32 miles down the
      Hlllston-road, and Elsinore, 40 miles west of
      Cobar. The fires on Tambua and Wilga
      Downs had been subdued. In the north,
      towards Byrock, an outbreak on Coronga Peak
      was still burning fiercely, and spreading to-
      wards the adjoining property of Coronga
      Downs. Curraweena was still ablaze in
      places. Small fires were burning on the large
      Paddington estate, and on the adjoining pro-
      perties of Belford, Bindi, and Lachlan Downs.
      A storm was thieatening at Cobar last night,
      and hopes were entertained that rain to-day
      would assist to subdue the remaining fires.
      All fires within a radius of 30 miles of Bourke
      had been extinguished by yesterday morning,
      and volunteers had returned to the town.
      Both west and east from Menindie all fires
      were either out or under control. A report
      to Broken Hill police by Sergeant Canning, of
      Menindie, stated that about 80 firefighters
      were still patrolling the smouldering ruins in
      case of further outbreaks. They were mostly
      engaged in throwing burning logs back into
      the burnt area to prevent them setting light
      to new country.
      In the south the serious fires of earlier in
      the week at Lake Cargelligo were all under
      control anr' being rapidly subdued. Minor
      outbreaks occurred yesterday at Junee, on
      the south-west slopes, and Trundle, on the
      central-western plains.
      Correspondents of the "Herald" at Bourke,
      Cobar, Menindie, Wilcannia, and Lake Car-
      gelligo state that there have been many ex-
      aggerated reports, and that there is no Justi-
      fication for alarming statements. Under the
      Impression that a large portion of New South
      Wales was in serious danger, many people in
      Sydney offered their assistance yesterday. The
      New Guard stated last night that it had 1000
      men in readiness for transport to the scene,
      but had been advised by the Mayor of Cobar
      that volunteers were not required at the
      moment. A suggestion that the naval and
      air forces should be mobilised in the bushfire
      zones was rejected as impracticable, and would
      now appear to have been un
    _ATTR Abt 9 Jan 1932  ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Bushfire 
    Residence 1936  Elsinore Station, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grazier
    Milit-Beg 10 Aug 1940  ,Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • N74211
    Milit-End 21 May 1941  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Private Posting at Discharge 2 GARRISON BATTALION
    Residence 1943  55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Soldier
    Died 27 Aug 1948  55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • A little man he was in the army with came to lay him out.
    Buried 30 Aug 1948  Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Church of England section 16 3258
    Person ID I14  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 

    Father Duncan Francis,   b. Abt 1851, ,Mooney Ponds, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1921, Prince Street, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Magick Harriet,   b. 22 Aug 1850, ,Cobbora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1921, Prince Street, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family Pusell Ethel Jane,   b. 31 Jul 1899, ,Thompsons Creek, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1988, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 20 May 1922  St Pauls Church of England, Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Duncan Ethel Eileen,   b. 27 Nov 1924, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1990, Alloa Nursing Home, Arncliffe, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Duncan Kathleen Jane,   b. 4 Oct 1926, ,Nyngan, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 2004, ,Chatswood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Duncan Lillian Frances,   b. 31 Jan 1929, ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2012, ,Peakhurst, New South Wales, Auatralia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Duncan Mary Olive,   b. 9 Mar 1931, ,Cobar, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1997, David Berry Hospital, Berry, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1943 - 55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Aug 1948 - 55 Kensington Road, Kensington, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Frank Duncan c.1918
    Frank Duncan c.1918
    SCAN0107
    SCAN0107
    Frank Duncan's travelling cafe, Cobar, NSW.
    Frank Duncan's travelling cafe, Cobar, NSW.
    Frank and Ethel Duncan with their five daughters in Red Cross outfits
    Frank and Ethel Duncan with their five daughters in Red Cross outfits
    Frank and Ethel
    Frank and Ethel
    At Kathleen Jane Duncan's Wedding
    Duncan Home at Elsinore Station
    Duncan Home at Elsinore Station

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan.
      Birth not registered

    2. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 1907.

    3. [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan.

    4. [S13] WWW, http://www.aif.adfa.edu.au:8080/showPerson?pid=85253.
      Duncan Frank : SERN 4767 : POB Bourke NSW : POE Dubbo NSW : NOK F Duncan FrankRegimental number4767
      ReligionChurch of England
      OccupationLabourer
      AddressMonaghan Street, West Cobar, New South Wales
      Marital statusSingle
      Age at embarkation22
      Next of kinFather, F Duncan, Monaghan Street, West Cobar, New South Wales
      Enlistment date8 December 1915
      Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 November 1915
      Rank on enlistmentPrivate
      Unit name13th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
      AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/4
      Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916
      Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
      Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
      FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919

    5. [S22] NAA, B2455, Duncan F.

    6. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 8 January 1932.

    7. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, 9 January 1932.

    8. [S16] WW2 Nominal Roll.

    9. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 > New South Wales > 1943 > Watson > Kensington >.

    10. [S6] Elsie Harriet Duncan, .

    11. [S52] NSW BDMs, 19398/1948 .
      DUNCAN FRANCIS FRANCIS HARRIET KINGSFORD

    12. [S53] Jill Patricia Curry, Grave visited and photographed.

    13. [S52] NSW BDMs, 8895/1922 .
      DUNCAN FRANK CHATFIELD ETHEL J COBAR
      Have copy

    14. [S19] Marriage Certificate.