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John Henry DUCKHAM

Regimental number2074
Place of birthYork, Western Australia
SchoolNarrogin State School, Western Australia
OccupationPostal assistant
AddressNarrogin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Duckham, Narrogin PO, Narrogin, Western Australia
Previous military service88th Infantry
Enlistment date2 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/61/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll44th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 28 March 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialBerks Cemetery Extension (Plot I, Row C, Grave No 22), nr Ieper, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated on Postmaster General's Department Roll of Honour, Commonwealth of Australia Building, Perth, Western Australia. Dedicated to 'Officers from Western Australia who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918'. Parents: Alfred and Annie DUCKHAM, 26 Gladstone Street, Perth, Western Australia. Native of Narrogin, Western Australia
Family/military connectionsCousin to Trooper W Duckham and Pte H Duckham both killed on active service.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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