Other names: Montague George Teck
Locations in this story: Stalbridge, DorsetMesopotamiaBasra War Cemetery, Basra, IraqAshley Avenue, Weston Bath, Bath, SomersetSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburyShaftesburyIndiaDorchester
Story: Montague George Teck Durston was born in 1893 in Stalbridge, Dorset, and baptised there on 6th August, 1893. He was the son of Henry (Harry) DUrston, a station master, and Elizabeth Annie Durston (nee Tite). 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 in Dorchester as a Private in the 1st/4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2382). He gave Shaftesbury as his residence on enlistment. He served in India and then Mesopotamia and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 23rd May 1916 and was buried at Basra War Cemetery, Basra, Iraq (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.