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Pte. George William Duffy British Army 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment

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Pte. George William Duffy

British Army 2nd Btn. Leinster Regiment


(d.24th Jun 1917)

George William Duffy who died age 19 was born Jarrow and lived in Boldon. He was the son of Michael Duffy of Fellgate Cottage, Fellgate, Wardley and the late Helen C. Duffy and the husband of Annie Bell Duffy (nee Milburn) of 3 Tuns Yard, Green Batt, Alnwick, Northumberland. On the 1911 census George William Duffy, age 13, at School is listed as living with his widowed father Michael Duffy and brother lodging at 21 South Terrace, Bishop Auckland. He enlisted at North Shields.

George is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. He is commemorated on the Triptych in St. Paul's Church Jarrow and on the Monkton Memorial in Monkton Village, Jarrow.

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