DUFFUSES IN THE MILITARY - PAGE 2


DUFFUS COUSINS IN WORLD WAR II

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Duffus Deaths in World War II

ROYAL AIR FORCE:

1. Duffus, George Morton. Born: Glasgow/ #745565 RAFVR. Died: 25 May, 1942

2. Duffus, Jack Duncan. Born: Dundee/ #525589 Sgt. RAFBC. Died: 3 Sept., 1942

MACHINE GUN CORPS:

Duffus, James A. Born: Kincardineshire/ #2876072 Sgt. Killed In Action during the Western European Campaign, 28 Aug., 1944

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BOSNIA

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Capt. Steve Duffus (l) in Slovenia

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PEACETIME

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Five members of the Duffus family of Forres joined the Army, but the sixth brother, Bill,
gave his allegiance to the Royal Navy. But he "remedied" the situation and has been serving
as a volunteer in the army. In his ten years in the Navy he visited the Rock of Gibraltar on
six occasions. He returned for the seventh time this month, this time as a Territorial Army chef,
and he is seen here cooking lunch for the Gibraltar-Spain border guard provided by Lancashire's
only volunteer regiment, the Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry. Bill,  now 36, is a butcher by trade
and lives in Skelmersdale, Merseyside.

Forres Gazette - June 18, 1980 (portraits - William Duffus 1980)

 


 

FAMILY OF GORDON DOUGLAS DUFFUS

Robert Walter Duffus (my father): US Navy WWII

Robert Walter Duffus (brother): US Navy (late 50's-early 60's) USS Holder

Donald Allen Duffus (brother): US Marine Corps (early 60's)  First Marine Air Wing

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Gordon Douglas Duffus: US Navy 1964-68 NavComSta, Greece, USS Independence CVA-62


BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY OF COL. JAMES JOSEPH DUFFUS



Joseph James Duffus was born June 17, 1876 in Peterborough, Ontario to James J. Duffus and Maria Galvin. He was educated in Peterborough. He was a farmer, businessman and builder. He married Gertrude L. Sullivan, also from Peterborough, on April 30, 1907. They had four children: Jean M.G., Gerald M.J., Karl J.A. and Isabell I.G. They had thirteen grandchildren. J.J. was a graduate of the Royal School of Calvary and the Royal School of Infantry. He served with the 3rd
Prince of Wales Canadian Dragoons and the 247th Regiment. He also served with the Coronation Contingent. J.J. was decorated with medals from Edward VII, George VI and Elizabeth II. Eventually he was called Lieutenant-Colonel and then Colonel. He as an alderman for the City of Peterborough for six years and Mayor of Peterborough from 1916 to 1917. J.J. was the President for the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce for four years; president for the Ontario Associated Boards of Trade and Chambers of Commerce in 1926; president of the Ontario Plowman's Association in 1926, director from 1923 to 1942; and, president of the Peterborough Hockey Club in 1926. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Knights of Columbus. He was first elected, as a Liberal candidate, to the House of Commons in 1935 and he was summoned to the Senate in 1940 where he sat until his death. The Honourable Joseph James Duffus, Colonel, died February 7, 1957. (Taken from: "The Canadian Parliamentary Guide." Ottawa: Pierre G. Normandin, 1957.) 

 



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