Other names: Sidney Frank
Locations in this story: Stalbridge, DorsetBarford St. Martin, WiltshireEast Knoyle, WiltshireWatford, Hertfordshire
Story: Sidney Frank Durrant was born in Stalbridge, Dorset, on 7 Jul 1895 the son of James Durrant and Isabella Durrant (nee Williams). He lived his early life in Barford St. Martin, Wiltshire and later on in Shaftesbury Road, East Knoyle, Wiltshire. He had enlisted on 24 Jun 1914 and joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry as a Marine (Service No. 22574). He remained in the services after the conflict and was awarded the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal on 28 Aug 1929. It is not known when he left the service but he would also have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Alice Lucy L. Baker Ware in the Watford, Hertfordshire, Registry area in 1933. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 12 Fearnley Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, working as a Builder's Labourer. His death was recorded in Watford during 1944. His brother, Edwin John Durrant, had served but died of his wounds.