Durrell, Ernest R
Ernest Randall Durrell
Son of George John Durrell and Mary Ann Durrell née Wood
Born 25th March 1880 at Cheltenham, Gloucesterhire
Admitted to Kingston Grammar School (Surrey) in 1895, having gained a scholarship.
By 1901 he was living with his parents at Walpole House, Church Road, Teddington.
He married Grace Bullard on 6th December 1905 at All Saints Church, Kingston, Surrey
He was working for a German company as an import/export agent in Madrid when war was declared, and he returned
to London to join the East Surrey Regiment and rose to rank of Sergeant Instructor (17147) with the 12th Battn.
He died of wounds on 17th April 1918 in Belgium
Buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium (Plot:X.A.34)
His death left his wife and his two daughters in dire financial circumstances. He had been a Freemason before the war so the
Freemasons paid for his daughters’ primary and secondary education and the family settled in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.
Listed on Teddington War Memorial
Listed on the Teddington Baptist Church “At War” List 1917
Listed on Kingston Grammar School War Memorial
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