Joseph was born in Whitewell in 1889, the eldest son of Joseph Duckers and stepson of Mary Elizabeth (nee Forrester) Duckers. The 1911 Census records Joseph as being a domestic gardener; however, he had changed occupation by the outbreak of war and was then a lorry driver. He enlisted in London on the 26th November 1914 and disembarked on 14th December 1914.
Joseph was admitted to the 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne on the 31st October 1918 with a diagnosis of PUO (pyrexia of unknown origin). He later developed pneumonia from which he died.
Regiment : 6th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps
Rank : Private
Service Number : M2/020641
Died of illness; France 4 November 1918 Aged 29
More information about Joseph Duckers is available from Flintshire War Memorials.
Information provided by Whitchurch Museum and Archives