William James DUCK

Regimental number176
Date of birth23 January 1894
Place of birthJunee, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressJunction Street, Junee, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, William Duck, Junction Street, Junee, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 December 1918
Discharge date24 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 26 June 1915.

Evacuated from Field Hospital, Gallipoli, 27 November 1915; transferred to HS 'Dangola', 1 December 1915; admitted to Greek Hospital, Alexandria, 5 December 1915. Discharged from hospital and taken on strength, Australian Overseas Base, 11 January 1916. Temporarily attached to 13th Bn.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 7 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 14 May 1916. Transferred to 45th Bn, 20 May 1916. Promoted Acting Corporal, 17 November 1916; returned to permanent rank, 21 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 7 June 1917 (gun shot wound, buttock); transferred from Field Ambulance to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station. Transferred to England from Boulogne on board HS 'St Patrick', 10 June 1917; admitted to Reading War Hospital, Berkshire. Proceeded overseas to France, 25 August 1917.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 5 April 1918 (gun shot wound, left foot); admitted to 22nd General Hospital. Transferred to England on board HS 'Newhaven', 9 April 1918; admitted to 1st Eastern General Hospital, Cambridge, 10 April 1918. Taken on strength, Overseas Training Brigade, 23 September 1918; marched out to Rest Camp, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, 7 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Burmah', 14 December 1918; discharged, 24 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal