DUFFIN, Edward Leslie
(Service number 6/2601)

Aliases Enlisted as Edward DUFFIN
First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 18 July 1894 Place of Birth County Antrim, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date 14 August 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment Belfield Street, Belfield
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs M. DUFFIN (mother), Belfield Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Campaigns Gallipoli
Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Lost a foot at Chunuck Bair.

Post-war Occupations


Date 5 July 1974 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Wellington
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edward Leslie Duffin was the son of Edward and Margaret Jane Duffin. The family was at Ardihannon, Antrim, Ireland in 1901, and at Dundooan, Londonderry in 1911, when Edward was a scholar. They must have come to New Zealand soon after the 1911 census. Edward married Dorothy Agnes Emerson in 1920. His brother Malcolm also served in World War I.

An entry on the Northern Bank War Memorial/Roll of Honour website on Edward's brother Douglas Irvine Duffin at reveals a little more about the family - and the brother who also served in the Great War with the British Forces.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [17 March 2018]; Wellington Crematorium record (Wellington City Council) [18 March 2018]; 1901 & 1911 Ireland census records ( [18 March 2018]; SCRoll web submission by M Duffin, 29 July 2021; "Duffin, Douglas Irvine" on Northern Bank - War Memorials / Roll of Honour website at [accessed 4 August 2021]

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