Captain George Duff (Battle of Trafalgar)

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Reference WMO/275976


Banff Castle

Castle Street


AB45 1DL


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Roughly cut sandstone menhir with an inset brass plaque. Coat of arms and badge. Memorial stone at Banff Castle commemorating Captain George Duff RN d. 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar and his son Norwich Duff d. 1862. See 'The Kedge Anchor' (1805 Club) November 2006. There is a Duff House nearby, a sizable mansion presumably attributed to this family, but the source website is clear that the memorial is in the grounds of the castle which is now a Community Centre.
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'TO COMMEMORATE CAPTAIN GEORGE DUFF RN. / SON OF THE SHERIFF CLARK JAMES DUFF OF BANFF, / WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR ON / 21ST OCTOBER 1805 / WHILST COMMANDING THE 71 GUN SHIP, MARS / AND HIS SON MIDSHIPMAN NORWICH DUFF / LATER VICE ADMIRAL, WHO SAILED WITH HIS FATHER / AND AT THE AGE OF THIRTEEN WAS PRESENT AT THE BATTLE. / Erected on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, 21st October 2005 / by the Rotary Club of Banff to mark the 100 Anniversary of Rotary International / And by the Banff Preservation and Heritage Society and the Friends of Duff House.'

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