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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

  2. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    Afraid he's not in there either
  3. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Hi Annie,

    I came across this the other day with Woollahra as the key.


    The above site is great as it combines information from all the Australian government databases into one.

    Bertram Clyde DUCKWORTH
    Regimental number18654
    Address'Trentham', Chester Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
    Marital statusSingle
    Age at embarkation25
    Next of kinFather, A Duckworth, 'Trentham', Chester Street, Woollahra, New South Wales
    Enlistment date22 November 1915
    Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 November 1915
    Rank on enlistmentGunner
    Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 26
    AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
    Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
    Rank from Nominal RollGunner
    Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
    FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    That's good Geoff !

    Do you already have the grave number and inscription then ?

    Annie :)
  5. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Hi Brian,

    Not a single bit of difference. The result was just like speaking to a clone. I finally said to the chap "Don't you feel that this would be a really nice tribute to this young man?


    I have been speaking to a couple of people in Sydney who may go for a wander and see if they can find him where there are other 1917 burials.

    If Bertram Clyde Duckworth is his brother he may be buried in the Methodist section.

  6. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    geoff !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    My friends sister lives near Waverley cemetery & would love to go photograph that grave for you (if it is to be found). She also tells me it is a beautiful cemetery so she will take some general pics as well !

    I gave her the plot numbers I found ... if you have different ones .... make sure you let me know asap !! :)

    Annie :)
  8. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Hi Annie,

    You are a bloody marvel. I missed that post about the CD completely. If your friends sister can take the photo it would be fantastic.

    Where did you get the CD from?

    Father seems to be Arthur however cannot confirm that Matilda is his mother however it seems likely.

    Bertram by residence address would certainly seem to be his brother.

    Thanks again Annie,

    Look forward to the photographs.


  9. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    This looks to be moving along through the right channels.

    Waiting on the Australian government to confirm all details back to the UK.

    I am getting really excited that this will soon come to fruition.

    I did hope to try and contact some relations in Sydney however time has been my enemy again.
  10. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    I think you're ignoring me again Geoff ..... !! I've sent you messages .... but here goes !
  11. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Hi Annie,

    I have not received any messages, when did you send them.

    I just woke up on my chair in front of the computer...........tiring day!

    What a wonderful result............Thank you for your assistance with this photo.

    Please pass on my thanks to your friend for taking these wonderful photo's. All seems to be falling into place. All we need now is to have it confirmed that his non commemoration has been addressed and he is to be listed on the CWGC Roll of Honour.

    Would it be possible to send me the Hi Res photos?


  12. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    If you sent me your email !!!!!!!!!!

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