Robert William DUFF

DUFF, Robert William

Service Number: 63
Enlisted: 24 August 1914, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Regiment
Born: Jenolan Caves, NSW, 1880
Home Town: Waverley, Waverley, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Suicide, Doran Street, South Kensington, NSW, 24 January 1933
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Zone A Presbyterian Section 5F Grave 3126
Memorials: North Sydney Tramways Pictorial Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

24 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Driver, 63, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Driver, 63, 1st Light Horse Regiment
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Driver, 63, 1st Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Star of Victoria, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Husband of Mrs Helen Ethel Duff, 17 Brisbane Street, Waverley, New South Wales

How he found his father, Robert William Duff, 53, overcome by gas in the kitchen of his home in Doran Street, South Kensington  on the morning of January 24, was told by Robert Horace Duff to the City Coroner yesterday. Duff said his father was a returned soldier and suffered from shell shock and from the effects of having been gassed at the war. For two months prior to his death he  had been very despondent.
The Coroner returned a verdict of suicide.