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Harold Duckworth

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Born in Middleton, near Manchester, in 1910, he originally joined The South Lancashire Regiment but was sent as part of a draft to the Middle East, joining the 6th Battalion DLI at Mersa Matruh. He was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery at Primosole Bridge in Sicily in July 1943.

He then fell ill with malaria and was sent to Egypt but after recovering he was not returned to 6 DLI but was sent to Salerno in Italy. There he took part in the mutiny but gave up before the end. After a brief spell with 16 DLI he rejoined 6 DLI.

After the war, Harold Duckworth lived and worked in Blackpool.

Harold Duckworth

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