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James Simpson DUCKSBURY

Regimental number523
Place of birthUnanderra New South Wales
SchoolUnanderra Public School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
AddressUnanderra Post 0ffice, via Wollongong, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Henry Ducksbury, Unanderra, via Wollongong, New South Wales
Enlistment date1 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularHe enlisted in August 1914 in Sydney. He sailed for Egypt in October 1914, saw service in Egypt then went through Gallipoli being slightly wounded at Lone Pine. After leaving Gallipoli, he went to England, and then to France. He was seriously wounded at Pozieres. After recovering in England he was placed in the Gun Training Squad as instructor, and went back to France in October 1917. He then remained in France up till the time that he died. He was seriously wounded on 26th April and died on 30th April 1918.
FateDied of wounds 30 April 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave no. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
176
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Mary DUCKSBURY, Unanderra, P.O. via Wollongong, New South Wales

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