Other names: Edwin John
Locations in this story: Stourton Caundle, DorsetFrance & FlandersMerville Communal Cemetery, FranceShaftesbury Road, East Knoyle, WiltshireEast Knoyle, Wiltshire
Story: Edwin John Durrant was born in 1895 in Stourton Caundle, Dorset. He was the son of James Durrant, a carter on a farm, and Isabella Durrant. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Shaftesbury Road, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He enlisted as a Private in the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (Service No. 5416). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War War medals. He died on 20th July 1916 and was buried at Merville Communal Cemetery (grave id. XI.A.37). He is remembered on the East Knoyle War Memorial.