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Mary Elizabeth Duffy

Rank: Worker
Townland: Curry
Town/Village: Charlestown, County Sligo (Mayo)
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Castlebar P.O, Co. Mayo; Clondra, Co. Longford.
Census 1901:
Census 1911: Recorded at Curry, Charlestown, Co. Sligo
Regiment/Unit: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Regiment Number: 46152
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived the war

Mary Elizabeth Duffy was born on the 3 February 1896 in Clondra, (Cloondara), Co. Longford. She was the daughter of John Duffy, a constable in the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC), originally from Co. Monaghan, and Anna Maria, from Co. Longford. She was the eldest of 8 children. Mary Elizabeth lived in Longford until she was about 4-5 years of age. Prior to the war, Mary E was trained as a telegraphist, and appears to have been working as such in Castlebar Post Office. Worker Duffy formally enlisted with the Women's Auxiliary Corps at Folkestone in July 1918, having been examined in Dublin in June 1918. She was deployed to France where she served at Boulogne and Rouen in the field post offices. She was discharged in September 1919.

Parents Names: John and Anna Maria Duffy, Curry, Co. Sligo
Notes: Mary Elizabeth had seven siblings, including: Alice (also born in Longford), Rosaleen, Kathleen, James M, John J, Florence E and Margaret, all of whom were born in Co. Sligo. Their mother, Anna Maria, died c.1916. Their father, John, enlisted in the RIC c.1882 and had completed 37 years service in 1919.

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps 1917-1920 Transcription

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