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Gerald William DUCK

Regimental number98
Place of birthOxford England
SchoolWesleyan Higher Grade School, England
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShearer
Address12 Warneford Road, Oxford, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWilliam John Duck, 12 Warneford Road, Oxford, England
Enlistment date9 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularI may state my son Gerald first joined up at Victoria but was discharged as unfit. He then went with a friend and walked all the way to Melbourne across the "Blue Mountains" and then joined up at Sydney.
FateDied of wounds 10 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave NO. 27), Wimille, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
85
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Eleana DUCK, 12 Warneford Road, Oxford, England
Other details

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

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