Francis P. Duffy

Priest, Military Person

1871 – 1932

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Who was Francis P. Duffy?

Francis Patrick Duffy was a Canadian American soldier, Roman Catholic priest and military chaplain.

Duffy served as chaplain for the 69th Infantry Regiment, a unit of the New York Army National Guard from New York City whose soldiers were largely drawn from the city's Irish-American and immigrant population. He served in the Spanish-American War, but it is his service on the Western Front in France during World War I for which he is best known. Duffy, who typically was involved in combat and accompanied litter bearers into the thick of battle to recover wounded soldiers, became the most highly decorated cleric in the history of the United States Army.

Duffy Square—the northern half of New York City's Times Square between 45th and 47th Streets—was named in his honour.

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Born
May 2, 1871
Cobourg
Also known as
  • Francis Duffy
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • The Catholic University of America
Died
Jun 27, 1932
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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