DURRANT, HAROLD DAVISON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada
Age
27
Parents
Son of John James Durrant and Dinah Louise Durrant of Forest, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Public school teacher
Service number
C/24452
Engagement
1943-03-05
Date of death
1944-11-07
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 1 | Row D | Grave 7

"DREAM ON: ONLY DREAMS ENDURE: LOVE, PEACE AND TRUTH- HEAVEN CAN HOLD NO MORE"

Military grave
Additional info

Drowned while on duty near Ostend (Oostende) Belgium. Body washed ashore. Died 1 day before his 28th birthday.

HM LST-420 was sunk by a mine in the English Channel, while ferrying R.A.F personnel to Belgium. They were unable to enter the port of Ostend due to heavy weather. On returning to England, just outside the port of Ostend, she struck a mine. After a big explosion the vessel broke in two and sank quickly. It carried military equipement and a great number of Air Crew personal. Fourteen officers and 224 other ranks were lost. Only 31 were saved. It was the greatest loss of life on a British landing craft during World War II.

HM L.S.T. 420