Joseph Bonaventure (Joe) MCDUFF

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MCDUFF, Joseph Bonaventure

Service Number: 11373
Enlisted: 31 August 1915, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
Last Rank: Gunner
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Deniliquin, New South Wales, 12 July 1878
Home Town: Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Railway fettler
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 April 1918, aged 39 years
Cemetery: Le Peuplier Military Cemetery
Plot B - grave 7, Le Peuplier Military Cemetery, Caestre, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, SN 11373, Warwick Farm, New South Wales
15 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 11373, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 11373, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, RMS Osterley, Sydney
29 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Gunner, SN 11373, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

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Biography

"...11373 Gunner Joseph Bonaventure McDuff, 1st (later 2nd) Field Artillery Brigade of Parramatta, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916. He was killed in action near Caestre, France on 29 April 1918, aged 29. He is buried in Le Peuplier Military Cemetery Caestre, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)