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THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
SECTION XIII

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DURRANT, A. (D.C.M.), Sergt., R.E. A Regular, he was mobilised when war broke out, and in 1915 landed in France, where he did good work with his unit in the Battles of Ypres, the Somme, Arras, and was wounded in the second Battle of the Somme in March 1918. After treatment at Rouen he returned to the Field, and did good work in the final operations of the Allied Advance of 1918, entering Mons the day the Armistice was signed. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the Field, and also holds the 1914-15 Star, the General Service and Victory Medals, and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medals. In 1920, he was still serving.
40, Henslowe Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.

DURRANT, E. G., Private, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) He volunteered in June 1915, and was drafted to France in the following year. He rendered excellent service in the transport of ammunition and supplies to the different fronts, including those of the Somme and Ypres, and also was present in the Retreat and Advance of 1918. After the Armistice he proceeded with the Army of Occupation to Germany. He was demobilised in June 1920, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
5, Nungate Cottages, High Street, Peckham, S.E.15.

DURRANT, F. A., Private, R.M.L.I. He was serving at the outbreak of war, and was on duty in H.M.S. "Sutlej," "Juno," and "Dwarf," in many waters, including the North Sea, and the South Atlantic, and off the coast of Russia. He rendered excellent service throughout, and was still serving in 1920, holding the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
36, Deptford Green, S.E.8.

DURRANT, H., Rifleman, 11th Rifle Brigade. Joining in March 1916, he was sent to the Western Front in the following June, and was in action in the Somme Offensive. He also fought in the Battles of Arras. and many engagements in the Ypres salient. He died gloriously on the Field of Battle at Ypres, on September 20th, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice."
79, Norman Road, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTFIELD, A., Pte., Q.O. (Royal West Kent Regt.) Mobilised from the Army Reserve on the declaration of war he embarked for France with the first Expeditionary Force, and took part in heavy fighting in the Retreat from Mons. Severely wounded in this engagement he was sent to England and received medical treatment in Oxford, and was invalided out of the Service in 1915. Unfortunately he died at Guy's Hospital in the following year from the effects of his injuries. He was entitled to the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His memory is cherished with pride."
37, Randall Place, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTFIELD, A., Sapper, R.E. Volunteering in April 1915, he proceeded to the Western Front four months later, and after a period of service in the Ypres saliant was sent to Salonika in 1916. Engaged with his section in the forward areas, he served on the Doiran and Struma fronts, and was wounded in 1916. Sent to Malta for treatment, he was later evacuated to England, and on recovery served at home until discharged on medical grounds in January 1919. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
37, Randall Place, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTFIELD, C., Private, 1st East Surrey Regiment. He joined in July 1918, and after a brief training was engaged on various duties in England. He was not able to obtain a transfer overseas before hostilities ceased, but afterwards went with the Army of Occupation to Germany, where he served until March 1919. He was subsequently demobilised in April 1920.
29, Thurston Road, Lewisham, S.E.13.

DUTFIELD, G., Private, Duke of Cornwall's L.I. He volunteered in 1915, and at the conclusion of his training was engaged on important duties with his Battalion. Stationed in Dorset, he was employed in instructing and training recruits for the New Armies, and rendered valuable services. He was unable to procure his transfer overseas owing to medical unfitness, in consequence of which he was discharged in 1916.
37, Randall Place, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTFIELD, G., Private, R.A.O.C. Volunteering in August 1914, he was engaged on special duties in England for about two years, and then proceeded overseas. He served for a time at Abbeville, and later at Rouen, and rendered valuable services until demobilised in January 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Thurston Road, Lewisham, S.E.13.

DUTFIELD, H., Gunner, R.F.A. A Reservist, he was mobilised when war broke out, and immediately drafted to France. Taking part in the Retreat from Mons, he was wounded and was invalided to England. After treatment at Devonport, he was sent to Mesopotamia in 1915, and served in various engagements including those at Kut. Transferred with his Battery to India he was stationed there on garrison duties until his return home for demobilisation in 1919. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
37, Randall Place, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTFIELD, S., Private, Royal Fusiliers. He joined in March 1918, and five months later was drafted to France. Whilst in this theatre of war he fought at Arras and Bullecourt, and on August 30th, 1918 was wounded and taken prisoner. He was held in captivity until after the Armistice, when he was released, and returned to England, where he did guard duty until demobilised in December 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
29, Thurston Road, Lewisham, S.E.13

DUTFIELD, T., Private, R.M.L.I. Mobilised from the Reserve on the outbreak of war, he was posted to H.M.S. "Hawke," which vessel was engaged on patrol duties in the North Sea. He was unfortunately drowned on October 15th, 1914, when his ship was torpedoed in the North Sea with the loss of five hundred of her complement. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service. and Victory Medals.
"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."
37, Randall Place, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTFIELD, T., Gunner, R.F.A. Joining in June 1915, he crossed to France in the following November, and was in action on the Somme and the Ancre fronts. Later he contracted trench fever, and was invalided home, but on recovery was drafted to Egypt, where he took part in the Advance to Palestine with General Allenby's Forces. Subsequently he unhappily died from malaria on November 12th, 1918. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
" Whilst we remember the sacrifice is not in vain."
29, Thurston Road, Lewisham, S.E.x3.

DUTTON, A., Private, Middlesex Regiment. He joined the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) in October 1916, but in the following December was transferred to the Middlesex Regiment, and sent to France, where he took part in the Battle of Arras. He was reported missing on April 24th, 1917, and is presumed to have been killed in action on that date. He was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"A valiant Soldier, with undaunted heart he breasted life's last hill."
53, Ainsty Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DUTTON, F., Bombardier, R.F.A. He volunteered in April 1915, and later in the same year was drafted to France, where he took part in numerous engagements, including those on the Somme, and at Arras, and Ypres. He fell fighting at Cambrai on January 19th, 1918, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country."
207, Albion Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DUTTON, G. E., Private, 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. He was serving at the outbreak of war, and was immediately sent to France. He took part in the Battles of Mons, the Marne, the Aisne, Ypres, and Loos, but later owing to illness was invalided home in 1915. Ultimately he was discharged in 1917 as medically unfit for further service. He holds the Mons Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
27, Marlton Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTTON, H., Rifleman, 51st Rifle Brigade. He joined in 1918, and after completing his training proceeded to Germany with the Army of Occupation. Here he rendered excellent service on patrol and other important duties until 1920, when he returned to England and was demobilised.
23, Marlton Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.

DUTTON, H. G., Private, Royal Defence Corps. He joined the Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) in March 1916, and was afterwards transferred to the Labour Corps. Later in the same year he was sent to Salonika, where he was engaged on important duties with his unit. In 1918 he returned home and was transferred to the Royal Defence Corps with which he rendered excellent service guarding railways until January 1919, when he was demobilised, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
107, Albion Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.

DUTTON, J. R., Driver, R.F.A. He volunteered in 1915, and later in the same year was drafted to France, where he was in action at Loos, the Somme and Ypres. He also served in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and was gassed on four occasions. He was demobilised in March 1919, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
31, Garsdale Road, Peckham, S.E.15

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