Private Walter Thomas Duff
New Zealand Infantry, 23rd Battalion
Walter Thomas Duff of Hanover Square, Coagh
Born 16 March 1904
Killed in action 11 December 1941 in the Western Desert
Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 102
Coagh and District War Memorial, Hanover Square, Coagh
Private Walter Thomas Duff was the son of William James Duff and Sarah Jane Duff née Davison, of Hanover Square, Coagh, Co Tyrone. He was the husband of Ella Duff. His father was a mill manager in Coagh and inspector of fisheries and his mother was a school teacher in Coagh.
He served with the New Infantry in Greece and when they withdrew in April 1941. The New Zealand Infantry fought throughout the Western Desert Campaign in the summer and winter of 1941. Walter Thomas Duff was killed in action on 11 December 1941.
He is commemorated at Alamein Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt, Column 102, and on the Coagh and District War Memorial in Coagh, which stands immediately in front of the Duff family home