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Charles Staunton John Duff

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel C.S.J. Duff published in the Auckland Weekly News, 14 October 1942. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19421014-19-5. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Photograph of Lieutenant-Colonel C.S.J. Duff published in the Auckland Weekly News, 14 October 1942. …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Staunton John AWMM
  • Surname
    Duff AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 999 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1898 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 New Zealand House, London, England AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs C.H. Duff (mother), 365 Madras Street, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Attended Royal Military Academy (RMA) at Duntroon, UK, 1917-20. AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Officer Commanding (OC) of 34 NZ Anti-Tank Battery, 1939-40.

    Commanding Officer (CO) of 7 NZ Anti-Tank Battery, 1940.

    CO of 4 NZ Field Regiment, August 1941.

    Commander Royal Artillery (CRA) of 3 NZ Division, Pacific Theatre, August 1942 - October 1944.

    NZ Liaison Officer in Melbourne, 1947-48. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 January 1972 AWMM
    Age 73 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Brg. Charles Duff was married to my first cousin 2x removed Florence Snodgrass who was lost at sea returning from Europe 1942. I would have loved to have had a chance to meet and learn more about her.

    What a brave and inspiring couple both serving their country at war.
    Public - Mark - Other relative - 14 June 2020



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  • External links
    National Archives of New Zealand, National Collection of War Art. Portrait.
    Further Reference
  • References
    • Haigh, J. (1983). Men of faith and courage: the official history of the New Zealand Chaplains Department. Auckland, N.Z.: The Word Publishers. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 132 AWMM


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14 June 2020MarkBrisbane Australia Other relative

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