Duffin, Charles Francis

Duffin, Charles Francis


General List and 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles attached

127th Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps

Killed in action on Wednesday 13 March 1918 (aged 23)


Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France (Grave IV. F. 67)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Charles Francis Duffin was born on 16 March 1894 in Dunmurry and he was a son of Charles Howard Duffin and Ellen Frances Isabella Duffin (nee Charley) who were married on 6 April 1893 in Derriaghy Parish Church of Ireland Church.  Charles Duffin, a full-age bachelor from The Lodge, Dunmurry was a son of Adam Duffin, a merchant.  Frances Charley, a full-age spinster from Seymour Hill, was a daughter of William Charley DL, a merchant.

Charles Duffin was the managing director of a flax spinning and weaving company and he and Frances had three children:

Charles Francis (born 16 March 1894 in Dunmurry)

Eileen (Ellen) Emily (born 29 March 1896 in Dunmurry)

William Howard (born 6 March 1900 in Dunmurry)

The Duffin family moved from Dunmurry to Ballygomartin.

Charles Howard Duffin, died of liver cirrhosis on 9 May 1915 (aged 64) at Danesfort, Malone Road, Belfast.

Captain Charles Francis Duffin was three days short of his 24th birthday when he was killed in action on 13 March 1918 and he was buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.

Captain Charles Francis Duffin’s widowed mother was living at St Catherine’s, Craigavad.