Moro River Canadian War Cemetery
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Name: Earl William Duffey Rank: Sapper Service No: F/91602 Service: Royal Canadian Engineers Date of Birth: October 16, 1914 Place of Birth: Lower Onslow, NS Date of Enlistment: December 6, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Halifax, NS Age at Enlistment: 26 Height: 5 feet, 8 ½ in. Complexion: Reddish Hair: Reddish Eye Colour: Blue Trade: Miner/Painter Marital Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Anne Duffey (Mother) Halifax, NS Date of Death: January 7, 1944 Age At Death: 29 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery Cemetery Reference: V. C. 11. Commemorated on Page 295 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 24 Earl Duffey was the son of Patrick and Annie Francis Duffey of Halifax, NS. He had three brothers (Dennis, John and Cecil) and five sisters (Anastasia, Marguerite, Frances, Agnes, and Doris). His father died in 1936. Two of his brothers, Dennis and Cecil, also served during World War II. Prior to re-enlistment on December 6, 1939 at Halifax, Earl served with Royal Canadian Regiment from February 9, 1932 to April 11, 1936. He departed Halifax for overseas on January 28, 1940, arriving in Glasgow, UK on February 9, 1940. On June 13, 1940, Sapper Duffey participated in the expeditionary force into France from Plymouth, UK to Brest. These troops were recalled and departed Brest on June 16, returning to England on June 17, 1940. Initially serving with the 1st Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, Earl was transferred to 4th Field Company, RCE, on November 14, 1942. He served in England until June 15, 1943. He then served in the Italian Campaign where he was killed in action on January 7, 1944. Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada findagrave.com
Earl William Duffey
Sapper Earl William Duffey and Mabel Johns