Names on East Knoyle War Memorial

Edwin John Durrant

Surname: Durrant
Other names: Edwin John
Other people in this story:
James Durrant
Isabella Durrant
Locations in this story:
Stourton Caundle, Dorset
France & Flanders
Merville Communal Cemetery, France
Shaftesbury Road, East Knoyle, Wiltshire
East 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.

Images:
  • East Knoyle War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives