Frank Duffy was born in either America or County Derry, about 1884. Frank was raised by his grandfather, P Clerkin at Corlecky, Swatragh, County Derry. Private Frank Duffy was serving with the 74th Foot, 2nd Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action at Ypres on Sunday 1st November 1914.
Ypres (now Ieper) is a town in the Province of West Flanders. The Memorial is situated at the eastern side of the town on the road to Menin (Menen) and Courtrai (Kortrijk). Each night at 8 pm the traffic is stopped at the Menin Gate while members of the local Fire Brigade sound the Last Post in the roadway under the Memorial's arches.