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George Edwin Duck

Surname

Christian Names

Service Number

Rank

Regiment

Duck

George Edwin

2757

Pte

1/4 SLI

Born

Age

Enlisted at

Address

 

21

Bath

Frome

Date of Death

Where killed

Cause of Death

22/11/1915

Mesopotamia

Killed

Cemetery

Plot

Country

Basra Memorial

Panel 12

Iraq

Next of Kin

Next of kin address

Town

Edwin Nathan and Susan Duck

20 Park Lane

Chippenham

Notes

Chippenham

For King and Country

To those of those who have gone forth to the War from Chippenham and have given their lives for King and Country must be added Pte G Duck, only son of Mr Councillor Duck of Parklane. Pte Duck who was at one time was at the bookstall at Chippenham Station, and at the time of his enlistment he was in charge of the bookstall at Frome railway station. He joined the 4th Somersets and was sent to Serbia. He was killed November 20th (This date is wrong) last but his parents for who great sympathy is felt only received the official news on Tuesday last. (18th January)

Wilts Times 22 January 1916

The Mayor referred to the sad loss Mr Councillor Duck had sustained by the death of his son , who was killed whilst fighting in the Persian Gulf, and moved that the Town Clerk write to Mr Duck expressing the deep sympathy of the council with him and his family in their bereavement. The motion was supported by Mr Alderman Neale and agreed to.

Chippenham Town Records minute book 9 page 138 1 February 1916

Memorials Commemorated on:

Chippenham Town War Memorial

Yes

St Paul’s Church

Yes

St Andrew’s Church

Liberal Club

Hardenhuish Church

Causeway Methodist Church Yes
Pewsham Street
Boys School
Congregation Church

Last updated - 24/01/2012

 

 


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