Ernest William McNeil Duff

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: March 1916
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 60562
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
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  • Regiment/Service: Machine Gun Corps
  • Unit/Ship: 39th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 25
  • Date of Death: 22.03.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 90 to 93

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Monifieth
  • Address: Castleroy Lodge, Broughty Ferry
  • Occupation: Upholsterer, Robertson & Card, Castle St, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Mrs James Duff, Castleroy Cottage, Broughty Ferry

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More about Ernest William McNeil Duff

Ernest has no known grave but is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. He was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the schools war memorial.

Broughty Soldier Killed.

Mrs Duff, Castleroy, Cottage, Broughty Ferry, was informed that her son, Lance Corporal E. W. Duff, M.G. Corps, was killed in action in France on 21stMarch.  He first joined the Royal Scots in March, 1916, and had been previously wounded.  Formerly he was an upholsterer with Messrs Robertson & Card, Castle Street, Dundee.  He was a member of St Mary’s Church choir, Broughty Ferry.

Dundee Courier 10th April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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