Duff, Guy Leith Assheton

Duff, Guy Leith Assheton (Guy)

Captain

Royal Field Artillery

Died of wounds on Saturday 2 September 1916 (aged 22)

Buried:

St. Andrews Eastern Cemetery, Scotland (Grave E. 80)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cargilfield Preparatory School, Edinburgh, Scotland

Repton School, Derbyshire, England

BIOGRAPHY

Guy Leith Assheton Duff was born on 2 October 1893 at Rocklodge, Navan, Co Meath where his father, Walter Garden Duff, was a District Inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary.

Walter Duff was born in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and he and his wife, Elizabeth Anne Duff (nee Leith), who was born in England, were married in London.  Guy Leith Assheton Duff was their only child.  He attended Cargilfield School, Cramond Bridge, Midlothian, Scotland, and Repton School, Derbyshire, England.

Walter Duff was Resident Magistrate in County Galway before he came to County Down to work in that capacity.  He lived at Rathkeltair, Downpatrick.

In the 15 September 1916 edition of the County Down Spectator under the headline RM Bereaved it was reported that Captain Guy Duff had been wounded in action and that he had suffered for a considerable time before he died.  He had sustained a severe gunshot wound in his right shoulder on 13 July 1916.  He died at the London Hospital, Whitechapel on 2 September 1916.

After Captain Duff died, condolences were expressed to his father at the next local meeting of the Petty Sessions.