This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
David Cumming Duff
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 202058
- Rank: Private
- 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.
- Date of Birth: 23.01.1898
- Place of Birth: Arbroath
- Address: 1 Roslin Terrace, Dundee
- Occupation: Salesman, East Station Bookstall, Dundee
Jessie Roy Duff, 5 Roslin Tce, Clepington, Dundee
John Duff, 5 Roslin Tce, Clepington, Dundee
Albert, Alexander, Edith & Norman
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.
DUNDEE BORDERER FALLS IN ACTION.
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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