23rd Battalion, New Zealand Infantry (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
11/12/1941 (Killed in Action)
Private Walter Thomas Duff the son of William James Duff and Sara Jane Duff, of Hanover Square, Coagh, Co. Tyrone, and husband of Ella Duff. Mrs. Sarah Duff was a teacher at Coagh National School. He served with the New Zealand Infantry in Greece when they withdrew in April 1941. The New Zealand Infantry fought throughout the Western Desert Campaign in the Summer and Winter of 1941.Walter Thomas Duff was killed in action on 11th December 1941, aged 37.
Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road beyond the ridge, and road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.