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John Henry DUCKSBURY

Regimental number974
Place of birthKendal England
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
Address11 Nether Street, Kendall, Westmoreland, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinFather, George Nelson Ducksbury, 11 Nether Street, Kendall, Westmoreland, England
Enlistment date13 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Regimental number from Nominal Roll794
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1917

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