|Additional Information:||Son of the late James and Agnes Duffus, of Fyvie, Aberdeenshire; husband of the late Mary Jane Duffus (nee Parker).|
|Cemetery:||DURBAN (ORDNANCE ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY|
|Location:||The cemetery is close to the Old Fort, in the North-East part
of the town.
|Historical Information:||The cemetery was dedicated in 1842, when the bodies of the
British dead of the Battle of Congella and the fight for the Fort (May-June, 1842) were
brought in from the Fort. It has a memorial of the fighting in 1842 and the Zulu War of
1879, and another of the 27th Foot (now the 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers).
Durban, the seaport of Natal, became a considerable hospital centre during the 1914-1918 War; in May, 1918, it contained No. 3 South African General Hospital, seven other hospitals and two Convalescent Camps, to which sick and wounded were brought from East African and other theatres of War.
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