Duckett, Westley Ernest

Age: 25
Date of birth: c1917

Parents: Fountain Herbert and Louisa Duckett
Wife: Annie Gwendoline Hackfield
Address: Not known

Occupation: Worked at the Ford Motor Company in Leamington

Westley’s parents were originally from Long Itchington, Warwickshire. Westley was born on 21st January 1917 in Manitoba, Canada, following the emigration of his parents Fountain Herbert and Louisa in 1912. The family returned In 1919, sailing into Liverpool on the Matagonna. The address they gave on the list of passengers was 14a Leam Terrace, Leamington Spa. Westley’s brother, Arthur, was born in 1919.

By 1939, Westley was living with his parents at 6 Thorn Yard, Southam, Warwickshire and working as a Railway Carter. His father is described as having ‘market garden work (heavy)’

He married Annie Gwendowlin Huckfield in Q3 1940. Annie’s family were living on the Saltisford, in Warwick

Westley’s father Fountain (sometimes known by his middle name of Hubert or Herbert), died in 1958 in Southam.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Driver, T/144135
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of death: 16th February 1942
Cause of death/Battle: Not known
Commemorated/Buried: Buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel. S. 43
Commemorated locally at: St Paul's Church, Ford Motor Company Roll of Honour

Wesley is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel:


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