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Monday, 12 November 2012

Duff, Donald McDonnell

Commander Donald McConnell Duff (RNVR)
was born on 7th February 1899 of Church of Ireland faith.  He was the son of William and Millie Duff who in 1901 lived in house 296, Ormeau Road, Belfast.  William’s occupation was that of a Branch Bank Inspector.  By 1911 the house was detailed as 195 Ormeau Road, Belfast. 

On 12th December 1914 Duff joined Northern Bank at Head Office.  Transfers followed to Shaftesbury Square (1915), Head Office (1918), Newtownstewart (1918), Shaftesbury Square (1920), Head Office (1922), Ball’s Branch (1935) and Head Office (1939). 
Duff joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1925.  On 27th August 1939, Duff was called up on Active Service.  He was later promoted to Paymaster, Lieutenant Commander (RNVR) and Paymaster, Commander (1943). 
He is the elder brother of William Archibald Duff.

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