William Jarvis DURDIN


DURDIN, William Jarvis

Service Numbers: 2151, 2151B
Enlisted: 1 May 1916, Enlisted at Adelaide
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Lochiel, South Australia, 1891
Home Town: Lochiel, Wakefield, South Australia
Schooling: Cameron East Public School, Nantawarra, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, France, 11 April 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lochiel District Honour Roll, Port Wakefield Memorial Arch, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2151, 48th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Adelaide
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2151, 48th Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2151, 48th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
11 Apr 1917: Involvement Private, SN 2151B, 48th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of Joseph Jarvis Durdin and Margaret Ada (nee Corstens) Duedin of Nantawarra, South Australia later of Da Costa Avenue, Prospect, SA; brother of Martha Mildred Durdin, George Allen Durdin who returned to Australian in January 1919 having served with the 48th Battalion, Mary Ada Durdin, Arthur James Cameron Durdin, Adam Robertson Durdin

6 February 1917 - reallocated service number to 2151A

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

He was a member of the Lochiel Church of Christ and a member of the Lochiel Football and Tennis teams