DURRANT Frank Barber (sometimes written Baber)

Category: Military
Rank: Private
Regiment or Ship: (1) Bedfordshire Regiment (2) 7th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment
Service Number(s): (1) 51669 (2)41165
Occupation: Forge Worker (Turner's in Terminus Place).
Date of Birth: 1899/1900
Place of Birth: Fordcombe, Kent.
Date of Death: 30.06.1918
Place of Death: France. Place of Burial / Memorials:

1.     Pernes British Cemetery,  France.

2.     Town Memorial, Bexhill.

3.     St. Stephen’s Church Memorial, Bexhill.

Address: 51, Chandler Road (also 1 North Street)., Bexhill

Photos and newspaper articles

Family Information

From1901 Census


Horace  b. 1867  and Ellen b. 1864


Horace   b. 1888

Edith  b. 1890

Charles  b. 1892

Harold  b. 1895

Ellen  b. 1897

Clara  b. 1899

Frances  b. 1901

Henry  b. 1901


First World War Experience

Frank served in the army in France after enlisting in Hastings.

He died of wounds and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.


Additional Information

In the 1902 Census it was seen that the family was living in Fordcombe, Kent. There were nine children living in four rooms.  Father was a Journeyman Butcher.  They had clearly moved around as shown by the birth places of the children.  The mother was born in Hastings.  An Observer report has the family living at 51 Chandler Road in 1918 but it appears that Frank also lived at 1 North Street at some time.

Search again

Back to WW1 Individuals directory
Scroll to Top