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Norton Atton DUCKMANTON

Regimental number6243
Date of birth6 August 1896
Place of birthNorth Adelaide, South Australia
SchoolGoodwood Rose Park and Parkside Public Schools, South Australia; Goodwood Public School, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarmer
AddressSt Peters, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Horatio Atton Duckmanton, 8th Avenue, St Peters, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets of which he was a Sergeant.
Enlistment date28 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 28 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularGrandfather: Jonathon Norton DUCKMANTON, b. Potter Hanworth Booths, Lincolnshire; served in various Royal Navy ships under Admiral Seymour; Crimean War.
FateKilled in Action 2 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.3
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Sp. Mem. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
110
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Horatio Atton and Elanor Juliet Blanche DUCKMANTON, 8th Avenue, St. Peter's, South Australia. Native of North Adelaide
Family/military connectionsBrother: 55823 Pte Landseer Samuel DUCKMANTON, 43rd Bn, returned to Australia, 5 September 1919; Father: Pte Horatio A. DUCKMANTON, 2nd Bn, Royal Sussex Regiment (b. Adelaide, SA, 22 July 1858; enlisted 1881; served two years in the Curragh Camp, Ireland).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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