John William Ducksbury was born at Kendal, Cumberland in 1895. He was the only child of John Ducksbury and Sarah Ann (ne Robinson).
 
A report on his death appeared in the Bootle Times. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
   Private J.W. Ducksbury, who was killed in action on October 12th, joined the Liverpool Scottish in June, 1915, and went to France exactly twelve months later. After seeing considerable fighting he transferred to the Pals. He resided with his widowed mother at Pine-grove, Bootle.