Shaftesbury Park Walk War Memorial 02

Montague George Teck Derston

Surname: Derston
Other names: Montague George Teck
Other people in this story:
Harry Derston
Elizabeth Derston
Locations in this story:
Stalbridge
Mesopotamia
Basra War Cemetery
Ashley Avenue, Weston Bath, Bath, Somerset
St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury
Holy Trinity Church, Shaftesbury

Story:
Montague George Teck Derston was born in 1893 in Stalbridge. He was the son of Harry Derston, a station master, and Elizabeth Derston. The spelling of the surname varies between "Derston" and "Durston" in official documents. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a bank clerk and living at 8 Ashley Avenue, Weston Bath, Bath, Somerset. He enlisted as a Private in the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2382). He served in Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 23rd May 1916 and was buried at Basra War Cemetery (grave id. IV.R.2). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.

Images:
  • Names on Park Walk War Memorial 1
  • Park Walk War Memorial 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 3
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 2
  • Holy Trinity Memorial in St. Peter's Church 1

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