Camden Remembers
Soldiers' Memorial Macarthur Park
Maurice Patrick DUFFY (Private 7070)
Camden RSL Flame Birth: 1886 North Sydney, NSW, Australia
Death: 2-5 Oct 1917 Belgium, Killed in Action
Cemetery or Memorial: The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Father: John DUFFY
Mother: Harriet HAYES (1861 - 1896)
Marriage: Ethel Clara PEARCE 1908 (age 22) Picton, NSW, Australia
Children: Leonard John DUFFY (1908 - ) Picton
Divorce: 1914 NSW, Australia

Maurice was educated at St. Paul's Camden. His occupation was Labourer when he enlisted 27 October 1916 at Cootamundra under the name of John Wilshire and served in the 1st Battalion A.I.F. His address was Malebo Park, Malebo, Wagga Wagga, NSW. He gave his next of kin his step-sister Mrs Anne Driscoll of Alexandria, Sydney.

He departed Sydney on the 'Benalla' 9 November 1916 and arrived France via England May 1917.

Maurice was wounded in action (shrapnel wound face) in Belgium on 18 September 1917. He returned to duty 27 September 1917.
In his will Maurice left his property and effects to John Cobden of Malebo Park. Maurice had a son Leonard John Duffy in the care of his former wife, now Mrs J Moore of Katoomba. His war medals were sent to her to keep in trust for Leonard.

Maurice's cousin (Private 2205) Vincent Francis Pippen also died of wounds in France in 1917.

Private Maurice Patrick DUFFY was reported missing and later confirmed killed in action in Belgium between 2-5 October 1917 age 31.