David Ernest DUFF

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DUFF, David Ernest

Service Number: 896
Enlisted: 18 August 1914, St Kilda, Victoria
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Richmond, Victoria, August 1892
Home Town: Richmond, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 2 August 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

18 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, St Kilda, Victoria
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 896, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Driver, SN 896, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
2 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Driver, SN 896, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography

"DUFF.–In loving memory of my darling son, David Ernest Duff, who was killed in action somewhere in France on 2nd August, 1917, after three years' active service in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France, aged 25 years.

Dead, did you say? Nay, only heaven sped;    

Just safe in God's home port, he is not dead.

Lost, did you think? How can such lives be lost? Just gathered up; His jewels rare of cost.  

Gone? Nay just waiting on God's wide shoreline,

The coming of life's vessels–yours and mine.  

Safe in the arms of Jesus, Safe on His gentle breast. –(Inserted by his loving mother, Mrs. H. Duff.)

DUFF.–In loving memory of our dear brother, Driver David Ernest Duff, who was killed in action on 2nd August, 1917, after serving over 1000 days of active service in Egypt, Gallipoli, and France, aged 25 years.  

To know him was to love him.

God knows how much we miss you, Dave,

He counts each tear we shed;

And whispers, Hush, he only sleeps;

Your Davie is not dead.

Our darling Dave. –(Inserted by his sisters and brother, Jack, Rose, Grace, and Rebecca.)" - from the Melbourne Argus 01 Sep 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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