Duckett, George William Francis (“Sugar”)

Age: 22
Date of birth: c1921

Parents: William John and Frances Helen Duckett (nee Hawkins) who lived at 61 Lyttleton Road
Wife: Renee Duckett
Address: 59 Lakin Road, Warwick

Occupation: Worked at the Ford Motor Company in Leamington

George was born in 1921 and had a younger sister, Freda E (born 1924) and a younger brother, Eric P (born 1929).

In 1939, the family lived at 61 Lyttleton Road, Warwick and were still living there when George’s father, William John Duckett, died in 1953. William is described as a ‘motor bodymaker and panel polisher’.

George married Renee Underhill in Q4 of 1942 and they lived at 59 Lakin Road, Warwick. George had the nickname of ‘Sugar’ and he was Captain of the Warwick Arms darts team.

Renee did not remarry and died at Central Hospital in Hatton, nr Warwick in 1987.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Sergeant, 1817929
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Brigade/Division: 138 (Special Duties) Squadron
Date of death: 17th August 1943
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action - his aircraft crashed near Ecorci, France
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Ecorcei Churchyard, Orne, France. Grave 7
Commemorated locally at: St Paul's Church


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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