David Cumming Duff

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 202058
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 03.07.1917
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Bard Cottage Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.I.6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 23.01.1898
  • Place of Birth: Arbroath
  • Address: 1 Roslin Terrace, Dundee
  • Occupation: Salesman, East Station Bookstall, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jessie Roy Duff, 5 Roslin Tce, Clepington, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Duff, 5 Roslin Tce, Clepington, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Albert, Alexander, Edith & Norman

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about David Cumming Duff

Private Duff was a salesman at the East Station Bookstall, Dundee, till he enlisted, at the age of 19, in the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. On being sent to France he was transferred to the 1st Battalion KOSBs, with whom he was only six months, when he was killed by a high explosive shell which struck the dugout where he was asleep.

David Duff   202058   K.O.S.B.


Private David Duff, K.O.S.B., whose mother resides at 1 Roslin Terrace, Dundee, has been killed in action.

Pte. Duff, who was 19 years of age, had been in France for three months.  Prior to joining up he was employed at the bookstall, East Station, Dundee.

Two of his brothers are also serving with the colours.  One has been in France with the R.F.A. for a year and a half, while the other is in the Black Watch.

Dundee Courier 13th July 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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