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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Durant, Stephen Abraham (3123)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 25 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 12 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3123            view online service record

1 Gabo Place
South Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Annie Durant (wife)
1 Gabo Place
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 29 September 1915
Ship: RMS Osterley
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

DOW: Tuesday, 18 December 1917
Place: 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, Belgium

Corporal, 5 Infantry, died of wounds, 18 December, 1917, Belgium, aged commemorated Irish House Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium.

Parents: Stephen R and Emily E DURANT, Wife: Annie, born Port Melbourne, educated Lee Street SS, Carlton, 248 Nott Street. Shown as a 25-year-old cigar maker when he enlisted from 1 Gabo Place, South Melbourne, his widow was later in Heidelberg with her parents and two children, Steve and Ruth. Eldest son, brother, 2608, Louis Stewart DURANT, returned 27 May, 1919. A Death Notice places his parents at 291 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. Brother-in-law of William John FISHER, South Melbourne Roll.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Gabo Place was in South Melbourne close to the intersection of Market and Clarendon Streets


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 13, 2017 7.43 pm 0Likes

    “I believe that Cpl. Steve Durant (5 Battn) was badly wounded, I think in the head – before Christmas at Wytecheete. He was in a Comms. trench called Bull trench on his way to get duck boots at the Stores when he was hit by a shell. If I remember right he died of wounds at the Battn. R.A.P. I am sorry I do not where he was buried. Dark, married, I can give no particulars) (Cpl. Sydney Tivey, 4321, 5 Battn)

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted June 29, 2017 11.34 am 0Likes

    DIED ON SERVICE – DURANT, Died of wounds on 18th December, 1917, Sergeant S. A. Durant, dearly beloved husband of Annie and fond father of Steve and Ruth, loved son-in-law of Mrs Fisher, Bell-street, Heidelberg, late of South Melbourne and beloved eldest son of Stephen and Emily Durant, 291 Coventry-street, South Melbourne, aged 27 years 10 months.

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