Dennis Isaac Duffy

Jun 24, 1886

Born in Ferris, Ontario to Isaac and Mary (nee Jessup) Duffy


Nov 8, 1917

Attested into the 1st Depot Battalion Eastern Ontario Regiment in Brockville, Ontario

Ø  Number 3055073

Ø  Next of kin given as Mary Duffy, mother, Box 292 Haileybury, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Prospector

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Roman Catholic

Ø  Posted to the 2nd Regimental Draft


Dec 29, 1917

Forfeited 1 day’s pay for an unrecorded offence


Jan 22, 1918

Embarked the SS Scotian in Halifax, Nova Scotia



Feb 6, 1918

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the draft was absorbed into the 7th Reserve Battalion in Seaford to continue training


Feb 15, 1918

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Aug 9, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion and arrived at the No. 2 CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Aug 15, 1918

After leaving the base depot, Private Duffy joined the 21st Battalion in Brigade Reserve near Fouquescourt, France


Sep 24, 1918

During heavy fighting at Canal Du Nord near the Arras – Cambrai Road, Private Duffy received a bullet wound to his right arm and was evacuated to a field ambulance for first aid before being transported to the No. 23 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment


Sep 26, 1918

Transferred via the No. 14 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 32 Stationary Hospital at Wimereux, France


Sep 28, 1918

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Cambria


On arrival in England he was admitted to the Northampton War Hospital in Duston

Transferred to the Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot for pay purposes while in hospital


Oct 31, 1918

While at the hospital, Private Duffy slipped and fell, fracturing his wounded right arm


Dec 21, 1918

Transferred to the Military Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Feb 5, 1919

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford


Feb 15, 1919

Transferred to Military District Wing #2 at Kinmel Park pending return to Canada


Feb 22, 1919

Embarked the SS Belgic in Liverpool



Mar 1, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia and proceeded to Toronto, Ontario and posted to the Casualty Company in the Exhibition Park


Mar 6, 1919

Granted leave until March 20, 1919


Mar 27, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Toronto, Ontario

Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 136740

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Haileybury, Ontario

Following his discharge, the British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at Boston Creek, Ontario


Nov 15, 1919

Married to Caroline Edith Mead in New Liskeard, Ontario

In World War 2, Denis Duffy served with the Royal Corps of Engineers in Scotland, England, Belgium and France


Apr 26, 1977

Dennis Duffy died in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and was buried in the Kirkland Lake Cemetery



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