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  • Name: James DUFFY
  • D.O.B: 17th November, 1889
  • D.O.A: 27th December, 1917
  • D.O.D: 7th April, 1969
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 6th Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 10th (Irish) Division
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The Kereina Peak, Palestine 27 December 1917

27 December 1917

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The First World War 1917 


 For most conspicuous bravery displayed whilst his company was holding a very exposed position. Private Duffy (a stretcher-bearer) and another stretcher-bearer went out to bring in a seriously wounded comrade; when the other stretcher-bearer was wounded he returned to get another man; when again going forward the relief stretcher-bearer was killed. Private Duffy then went forward alone, and under heavy fire succeeded in getting both wounded men under cover and attended to their injuries. His gallantry undoubtedly saved both men’s lives, and he showed throughout an utter disregard of danger under very heavy fire. 

Fourth Supplement to The London Gazette of 26 February 1918. 27 February 1918, Numb. 30548, p. 2590

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