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James Duffy

In memory of:

Private James Duffy

April 23, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

29437

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 1, 1890
Slago, Ireland

Enlistment:

September 21, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Duffy, of 12, St. Mary Street, Edinburgh.

He represented Canada as a distance runner finishing fifth in the marathon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In April 1914 he won the Boston Marathon.

Commemorated on Page 13 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 14.

Location:

VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km west of Ieper town centre, on the Hospitaalstraat, which is a road leading from the Poperingseweg. (Connecting Ieper to Poperinge). (* Vlamertinge is the modern spelling of Vlamertinghe) From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then straight over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the village of Vlamertinge the cemetery is located on the Hospitaalstraat, which is the second right turning after the village church. The VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY lies 50 metres along the Hospitaalstraat on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Duane to Dzhobiewski. Microform Sequence 30; Volume Number 31829_B016739. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 174. Page 189 of 1062.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press May 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press May 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– 23 April 2015, CEFRG (Canadian Expeditionary Force Research Group) cefrg.ca
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe, Toronto Tuesday January 18 1916
  • Biography– Source: Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Essay– Account of James Duffy's wounds and transport to aid during 2nd Ypres. Taken from "The Great War As I Saw It" by Canon Frederick Scott
  • Essay– Account of Vlamertinghe Cemetery and James Duffy's burial. Taken from "The Great War As I Saw It" by Canon Frederick Scott
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Mark Banning, England.
  • Grave Marker

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