Other names: Montague George Teck
Locations in this story: StalbridgeMesopotamiaBasra War CemeteryAshley Avenue, Weston Bath, Bath, SomersetSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly 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.