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Hew Ramsay Duff

In memory of:

Lieutenant Colonel Hew Ramsay Duff

February 8, 1916
Cairo, Egypt

Military Service






Canadian Army Medical Corps

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information

Son of John and Jessie Mowat Duff, husband of Amy E. Duff (nee Strange), of Kingston, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 80 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

D. 301.


This cemetery is within the Old Cairo cemetery area, which is situated approximately 5 kilometres south east of the centre of Cairo,and visitors can best reach the CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY by private car. The general cemetery area is on the south side of the road Salah Salem, which runs west/east from the River Nile towards the green park area approximately 2 kilometres beyond and eventually towards the Citadel. The CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY is surrounded by a high wall and the double entrance gates are along Sharia Abu Safein. This road is parallel with the railway line which runs south from Cairo main station and both railway and Sharia Abu Safein cross over the main road. Access up to Sharia Abu Safein is by using the northside ramp above the main road underpass, on the east side of the railway.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • 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 141 of 1062.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the London Free Press Feb. 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Hew Ramsay Duff– Photo courtesy of Queen's University Archives.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Obituary located at Queen's University Archives. Source: Kingston Whig-Standard, date unknown.

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