Duff, Thomas McFarlane

Regimental Number: 506005
Rank: Sapper
Branch: Engineer Training Depot

Thomas was born in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland on May 28, 1864 (though he lied about his age on his attestation paper and wrote 1872). He homesteaded at NE 26-72-7-W6 in 1914 but also worked as a veterinarian. His wife’s name was Isabella McLaughlin Duff, and they had a daughter Lucy, who was fourteen when Thomas enlisted in August of 1916. On October 19, 1916 he was declared medically unfit and discharged. Thomas admitted to being 52, not 44 as indicated by his attestation paper.

Source: Buffalo Trails p. 107