DUFF, George Leslie
(Service number 58155)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||28 May 1897||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o F. CHAPMAN, Masterton|
|Previous Military Experience||9th Mounted Rifles (Territorial) - serving|
|Next of Kin||Mrs James DUFF (mother), Methven|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||13 November 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||12 October 1957||Age||60 years|
|Place of Death||Palmerston North|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North|
|Memorial Reference||Block 007, Plot 055|
|New Zealand Memorials|
George Leslie Duff was born on 28 May 1897 at Timaru, the second son of James and Mary Jane (née Hay). George was a farm hand at Masterton and single when he enlisted. H named his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs James Duff, Methven. He was already serving with the 9th Mounted Rifles (Territorial). Trooper G. L. Duff embarked for Suez, Egypt, per the “Tofua” on 13 November 1917.
George married Ada Ruby Chapman in 1921. He died on 12 October 1957 at Palmerston North, aged 60 years, and was buried in Kelvin Grove Cemetery there. Ada died in 1978 and was buried with him.
His older brother, Reginald James Leonard Duff, also served in World War One; as did several cousins – John Thomas Mangin, who was killed in action in 1918 in France, Harold Leslie Mangin, William Francis Mangin, Orton Avena Mangin and George Stanley Mangin; and others connected to the family - Arnold Haswell Cartwright and George Albert Cartwright.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [15 November 2021]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs); Kelvin Grove Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Palmerston North City Council) [04 December 2021]
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