Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Selkirk Duff

In memory of:

Private William Selkirk Duff

November 8, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

739096

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

4th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 30, 1895

Son of David and Angelina V. Duff, of Cayuga, Ontario. Wounded at Vimy Ridge April 9th, 1917.

Commemorated on Page 231 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII. E. 4.

Location:

NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY is located 11.5 Km west of Ieper town centre on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 2.5 Km around the R33 lies the left hand turning onto Helleketelweg. The cemetery itself is located 700 metres along the Helleketelweg on the left hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Funeral Announcement for William Selkirk Duff – Funeral announcement prepared by his family in Ontario for Private Duff.
  • Photo of William Selkirk Duff – Snapshot of Private Duff preparing to leave for France.

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