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


  1. Brian Membrey says

    “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)

  2. Brian Membrey says

    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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