DUCKETT, William Richard
(Service number 3/2023)

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Date 13 December 1889 Place of Birth Waimate

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 133 Mary Street, Waimate
Occupation (1) Clerk; (2) Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs E. L. DUCKETT (wife), 7 Mary Street, Waimate
Religion Salvation Army
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) New Zealand Expeditionary force; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) New Zealand Medical Corps; (2) 17th Reinforcements, Medical Corps
Date (1) 4 March 1916; (2) 23 September 1916
Transport (1) Willochra or Tofua; (2) Devon or Pakeha
Embarked From (1) Wellington; (2) Wellington Destination (1) Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Medical Corps

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 7 October 1960 Age 70 years
Place of Death Waimate
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Old Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Robert Duckett was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (née Joyce). He married Elizabeth Buckingham in 1916. He returned to New Zealand on the Maunganui in June 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 March 2018]; Waimate Old Cemetery headstone transcription & burial records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG cemetery records) [18 March 2018]; Timaru Herald, 16 June 1919 (Papers Past) [17 March 2018]

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