Date of birth:
Parents: George Alexander and Emma Duckett
Address: 20 Commercial Buildings, Saltisford
Harry Duckett was baptised at St Mary’s Church on 20th July 1890. He is named as Harry John on the baptism register, but all other records refer to him as Harry Ernest. Harry was the fourth of six children. His siblings were George (b. 1884), Edith (b. 1885), Albert (b. 1887), Lily (b. 1895) and Lydia (b. 1898).
The family were living at 6 Theatre Street in 1891. Father George is described as a Tin Plate Worker. Harry’s mother is Emma. Also living with the family is Harriet (George’s mother, Harry’s paternal Grandmother)
By 1901, the family were living at 7 Hatton Terrace, a row of cottages on the Birmingham Road to the north of Warwick, which were for workers at the Hatton Asylum. George is described as an asylum worker.
1911 sees the family living back in Warwick at 20 Commercial Buildings. George is again working as a Tin Plate worker and Emma is the only child living with her parents. We can find no record of Harry’s whereabouts at this time although his soldier’s effects were left to his parents so the presumption is that Harry was single.
Rank & Number: Private, 5738
Regiment/Service: 1st/4th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 145th Brigade, 48th Division
Date of death: Tuesday, August 29, 1916
Cause of death/Battle: Died of wounds
Commemorated/Buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme
Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:
Warwick Advertiser 23rd September 1916
Local War Items
News has been received of the death from wounds of Private Harry Duckett, Royal Berkshire Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs G Duckett, of Commercial Buildings, Warwick
Roll of Honour
DUCKETT – Died of wounds on 29th August, Private Harry E J Duckett, Royal Berkshire Regiment, aged 26 years, youngest son of Mr and Mrs G Duckett, 20, Commercial Buildings, Saltisford, Warwick
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- Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office