Robert James Duff 1868 - 1931

Robert James and family - sons back from the Great War

 

A letter dated 26th January 1916 from the Keeper of the Privy Purse on behalf of the King congratulating Robert James of having six sons in the army. It is intersting to note that even then there were standard duplicated letters into which details were later added!
Source - collection inherited from the late Charles Albert Duff.

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letter to Robert James from Keeper of the Privy Purse

 

This is a picture of Robert James and his six older sons taken in the back garden of 12 Wyndham Road, Kingston-upon-Thames, in 1919.
Source - collection inherited from the late Charles Albert Duff.

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Robert James and his sons, all in uniform

 

A family portrait, with Ellen and youngest son Leonard included. The view of the rear of the buildings in Kings Road changed little over the years and were still very recognisable when the family finally reluctantly vacated and sold 12 Wyndham Road in 2007 to pay the extortionate Inheritance Tax.
Source - collection inherited from the late Charles Albert Duff.

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Robert, Ellen and family

 

This is a scan, much digitally manipulated to bring out as much detail as possible, of the faded writing on rear of the above photograph. It gives details of the sons' regiments.
Source - collection inherited from the late Charles Albert Duff.

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rear of photograph giving details of their regiments

 

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