Service Number: 357
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, Pontville, Tasmania
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hobart, Tasmania, 21 August 1883
Home Town: Hobart, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Pozières, France, 23 July 1916, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Buried, Sunken Road Cemetery, just south of Poziers and 3 1/4 miles East North East of Albert. Reinterred Poziers British Cemetery Plot 4 Row L Grave 38.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Pontville, Tasmania
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 357, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 357, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart

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Born on August 21, 1883, John was the son of Annastsia Duckworth, (Holmes) and Edward Duckworth, Step Son of Lousia Duckworth, (Stafford) Eldest brother, Step brother of six sisters and three brothers.

Husband of Mary Jane Duckworth, (Heald) and Father of one son and one daughter.

John was a Labourer prior to enlistment to World war 1 on August 20, 1914 at Pontville, Tasmania Australia aged 31

John went to WW1 in the company of his two brothers, serving at Gallipoli and France.

John was killed in action on 23 Jul 1916 at the Somme, (Pozières) France, aged 33

Great Uncle of Glenn Duckworth.