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|
|Date||14 August 1915||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||Belfield Street, Belfield|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs M. DUFFIN (mother), Belfield Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||6th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
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|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Lost a foot at Chunuck Bair.
|Date||5 July 1974||Age||75 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated Wellington|
|New Zealand Memorials|
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 https://northernbankwarmemorials.blogspot.com/2020/05/duffin-douglas-irvine.html 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 (ancestry.com.au) [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 https://northernbankwarmemorials.blogspot.com/2020/05/duffin-douglas-irvine.html [accessed 4 August 2021]
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