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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

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1883 - 1918
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Pte 25569 William Marsden Duckett

  • Age: Unknown.
  • From: Liverpool
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • K.I.A Tuesday 11th July 1916
  • Commemorated at: Thiepval Memorial
    Panel Ref: P&F1D8B &8 C.
Pte 25569 William Marsden DUCKETT, 19th Battalion KLR.

William Duckett (or Duckitt) was born in 1893, the son of William Hutchinson Duckitt and his first wife, Elizabeth, who died in 1900. William remarried in 1903 in Shropshire to Margaret Cherrington and they had two children, Marjorie Cherrington Duckitt born 1908, and another son, John Reginald, born 1910. In 1901, William Hutchinson Duckitt, a baker and flour dealer and a widower, lives with his young son, William Marsden, and his sister, Fanny aged 40 years, a cookery teacher at a Liverpool school, at 117 Rocky Lane, Walton. In 1910 William senior lives with his second wife and three children at 2 Moscow Drive, Stonycroft , and young William is shown as an apprentice in the dry and green fruit trade.
William Marsden’s Medal Roll entry shows his having received two medals, ie not the 1914/15 Star, which is either a mistake or William first went to France after 31st December 1915. His Service Record is not available and it is known that he was killed in action on 11th July 1916.
His body was never identified and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing.

We currently have no further information on William Marsden Duckett, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Killed On This Day.

(103 Years this day)
Sunday 12th November 1916.
Pte 15034 William Slater

(102 Years this day)
Monday 12th November 1917.
Pte 46416 Thomas Alexander Dangerfield