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Clergyman

Edward Aloysius Duff, American clergyman. Decorated Chevalier of the Crown of Italy, Accompanied body of Unknown Soldier from France to the United States. Served on staff of Admiral Sims, commander United States Naval forces in European Waters, World War.

Background

Duff, Edward Aloysius was born on January 5, 1885 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Patrick James and Mary Eleanore (Bergen) Duff.

Education

Student St. Charles College, Maryland.

Career

Ordained priesthood Catholic Church, 1911. Secretary to bishop, Cathedral St. John the Baptist, Charleston, South Carolina., 1911-1913. Chaplain Charleston Navy Yard, 1911-1913.

Appointment chaplain United States Navy 1915 and has served on ships at sea, Navy Headquarters, London, Graves Registration Unit, Paris, Navy Yards at Philadelphia, New York, United States Marine Base, Paris Island, Bureau of Navigation. Commissioned Captain, United States Navy. Appointment chief of Chaplain Corps.

Retired September 1, 1938.

Membership

Served on staff of Admiral Sims, commander United States Naval forces in European Waters, World War. Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country.

Connections

father:
Patrick James Duff

mother:
Mary Eleanore (Bergen) Duff