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Duffield, David Walter (1851–1922)

from Register (Adelaide)

David Duffield, n.d.

David Duffield, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1922

Our London correspondent intimates that Mr. David Walter Duffield, formerly of Gleneleg, died at Brighton, England, on Tuesday, following upon an attack of pneumonia. The late Mr. Duffield was the only son of the Hon. Walter Duffield, M.L.C. (formerly of Gawler, who represented the Barossa district in the House of Assembly, and was Treasurer in the Hart and Boucaut Ministries in 1865 and 1867) and was in his 70th year. He was educated at Mr. J. L. Young's Scholastic Institution, and subsequently at King's College, London. After his return to South Australia, Mr. Duffield became associated with his fathers extensive milling business, established at Gawler in 1847, and later lived in retirement at Glenelg. He was also interested in Koonoona and Winnininnie Stations. In 1915 Mr. and Mrs. Duffield went to reside in England, in order to be near their two sons— Professor Geoffrey Duffield (Principal of the University College, Reading) and Capt. Kenneth Duffield, B.A. (Camb.), who has gained fame in London as a clever musical composer. The Widow (nee Miss Kirkpatrick, of Glenelg) survives. Mrs. Frank Makin, of North Adelaide, and Mrs. Davies Thomas, of Blackwood, are sisters of the late Mr. Duffield. Professor Duffield married a great-granddaughter of Governor Gawler, and during the war was appointed as honorary lecturer on air pressure to the flying corps at Reading. When on a visit to Australia some years ago, he suggested the establishment of a Solar Observatory. Capt. Duffield married a grand daughter of Sir John Gorst, the English statesman, and served in the war with the Royal Devons and Warwickshire regiments.

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David Duffield, n.d.

David Duffield, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 March 1922