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John DUFF

Regimental number59
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's Catholic College, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address375 Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs E M Duff, 375 Hay Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1916
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death22.8
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row G, Grave No. 6), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Gibson and Elizabeth Mary DUFF, Nerriga, New South Wales. Native of Sydney, New South Wales

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