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ED 250 05 04


Papers of Robert Chichester Durnford, 1895 - 1918



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Youngest son and fifth child of Richard and Beatrice Durnford, he was at Eton from January 1910 to July 1914, starting in an Oppidan house for one half then becoming a King's Scholar. In 1914 he was in the Newcastle Select and he represented College at the Wall, at cricket and in the Field. Although awarded a scholarship at King's College, Cambridge, he joined the Hampshire Regiment, in which he rose to the rank of Captain and was mentioned in despatches and awarded the DSO. Posted to India and then Mesopotamia, he was killed in action at Resht, Persia on 21 June 1918, where he is buried.


1915 - 1921

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