Michael DUFFY

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DUFFY, Michael

Service Number: SX1686
Enlisted: 6 January 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Pekina, SA, 2 August 1910
Home Town: Whyalla (Formerly Hummock's Hill), Whyalla, South Australia
Schooling: Rostrevor College
Occupation: BHP Whyalla
Died: Killed In Action, Papua, 22 December 1942, aged 32 years
Cemetery: Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Papua New Guinea
C6 C 14, Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, Bomana, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Iron Knob WW2 Honor Roll, Iron Knob War Memorial, Rostrevor College WW2 Memorial Plaques, Whyalla Memorial Wall, Whyalla Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

6 Jan 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX1686, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
6 Jan 1940: Involvement Private, SN SX1686, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
6 Jan 1940: Enlisted Port Pirie, SA
6 Jan 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN SX1686, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Patrick Thomas Duffy and Lucy Ellen Duffy, of Henley Beach, South Australia.

Mrs. T. Tracey. of Military road, Henley Beach, has been advised that her brother. Pte. Michael Duffy, 32,  was killed in action in New Guinea on December 22. He was the fifth son of  Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Duffy, formerly of Pekina. Pte. Duffy served in England, Tobruk and Syria before going to New Guinea. He was formerly employed by the BHP at Whyalla.