Born: 21st September 1874, Ipswich.

Baptised: 23rd June 1878, St. Mary Elms Church, Ipswich.

Died: 10th November 1918; age 43; Died of Pneumonia – No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station, Roubaix.

Residence: London, W.C.

Enlistment Location: Holborn, Middlesex.

Date of Entry Therein: 4th November 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 17761

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 3rd Battalion – transferred to 632606, Labour Corps.


Grave Reference:


St. Andre Communal Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Shelomith & Mary Moore Durrant, of Ipswich; Husband of Ethel Harriett Durrant, of The Thatch, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich.




1881   24, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich.


Percy was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Shelomith Durrant, 53, a Coachman – Domestic, born Kersey, Suffolk.

Mary Moore Durrant (nee Foster), 46, born Bawdsey, Suffolk.

Adin Thomas Durrant, 23, a Grocer’s Assistant, born Bawdsey.

Foster Alonso Durrant, 19, a Carrier, born Ipswich.

Bartolla Lucy Durrant, 17, a Milliner, born Ipswich.

Oscar John Durrant, 15, an Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Annette Keturah Durrant, 12, born Ipswich.

Basil Owen Durrant, 3, born Ipswich.


1891   7, Handford Road, Ipswich.


Percy was 16 years old, a Shop Boy – Grocer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Shelomith, 63, a Gentleman’s Servant – Groom.

Mary, 56, a Dressmaker.

Bartolla, 27, a Milliner.

Annette, 22, a Mother’s Help.

Basil, 12.

1 visitor.


1901   Raleigh Club, Regent Street, Westminster St. James, London.


Percy was 26, a Barman & 1 of 32 servants.


Percy’s father Shelomith Durrant died 1910, Ipswich.


On the 24th June 1915, Ipswich, Percy married Ethel Harriet Chenery, born 1st November 1890, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

They had 1 daughter:

Joye Mary Moore Durrant, born 16th May 1919, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Ethel H. Durrant – widow.


Percy is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Matthews Church Memorial.




Essex Regiment, 3rd Battalion:

Labour Corps:


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