Durrant Brothers

The Durrant brother's father was Walter W Durrant who was a builder. Their mother Sarah nee Nice died in 1901. They lived at 2 Abbey Villas, 13 Church Lane in Felixstowe prior to the war.  Sadly 3 of 10 children died during the conflict.

19411, Private Fred George Durrant, age 34
9th Battalion, Essex Regiment
Died 22 August 1918

Private 19411, 9th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Fred died during the last months of the war on 22/08/1918. Age 34. He was killed during what is referred to as the 'Advance To Victory' when the Allies pushed the German Army eastward to the Belgium border. He was married to Kate Elizabeth Durrant, of 28, Ruskin Avenue, Prittlewell, Essex. They had 1 daughter Kathleen May born in 1910. Fred is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial and in St Peter and Pauls in Old Felixstowe.  

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Vis-En-Artois Memorial

The Essex Regiment

45467, Private Harry Stanley Durrant, age 19
18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers
Died 22 October 1917

Harry, called Stanley by his family, was the youngest of 10 children. His mother died when he was only 3.

Harry was killed during the 3rd Battle of Ypres he died on 22/10/1917. He is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial and  Peter and Pauls in Old Felixstowe. 

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Tyne Cot Memorial

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The Lancashire Fusiliers

36424, Gunner Walter Samuel Durrant, age 32
CRA Staff, Royal Field Artillery
Died 01 July 1916

Gunner 36424, CRA Staff, Royal Field Artillery. Died 01/07/1916. Age 32. Buried at the Basra War Cemetery, Iraq and at SS Peter and Paul in Old Felixstowe.

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Basra War Cemetery - 1950's

Royal Field Artillery