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Name: DURAND, Henry Marion DSO (Col.)

Nee: son of Sir Henry Mortimer Durand KCSI

Birth Date: 23 Feb 1876 Simla, India

Death Date: 19 Dec 1954 Llanfairclydogau, Cardiganshire

First Date: 1920

Profession: Farmer

Area: Nyeri area

Married: Unmarried

Book Reference: Midday Sun, KAD, Red 25, Hut, Land, Burke & DSO, Eton, Web

War Service: 9th Lancers; served Boer War 1899-1902 (despatches), WW1 (despatches, brevet)

School: Eton

General Information:

Permanent, red-bearded, house guest of General Henry Lawrence Norman Beynon. Highest handicapped polo player in Kenya.
Red 22 - Vice-President, Kenya Polo Association
Land - 1911 - H.M. Durand - Grazing and agricultural, 3067 acres - Nyeri District - 26/3/09 - Leasehold under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/7/10 - Registered 19/5/11
Burke - Henry Marion Durand DSO (1914), Maj & Brevet Lt-Col. 9th Lancers, served Boer War 1899-1902 (despatches) and WW1 (despatches, brevet), b. 23/2/1876; d. unm. 19/12/1954
DSO - son of Rt. Hon. Sir (Henry) Mortimer Durand, GCMG, KCSI, KCIE, PC …. He entered the Royal Artillery 13/5/1896; became Lieut. 12/3/1898 and Major 15/3/1908. Major Durand served in the European War; was 3 times mentioned in despatches, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 1/12/14); "Henry Marion Durand, 9th Lancers, Brigade Major, 4th Cavalry Brigade. During a night attack by Germans, near Messines, on 31 Oct-1 Nov, he volunteered to go to the support trenches to ascertain the situation, and brought back information, displaying coolness and nerve.". He was given the brevet of Lieut.-Col. 1/1/19. Lieut.-Col. Durand retired from the Staff 11/3/19
Web - Irish Wolfhound History - "It was in May 1925 that Lt.-Col. Durand (to be in partnership with Mrs Beynon) appeared on the scene (at least, as far as the KC records were concerned) with the transfer of … hounds to him being listed …… {8 hounds all transferred from Mr Ralph Montague Scott}
Web - In the Membership list in the Irish Wolfhound Club Year Book for 1926 Mrs Beynon and Col Durand are listed at Bournstream, Bilbrook, Washford, Somerset and, in the Bournstream advertisement in that yearbook Col Durand is the only name mentioned. ……… If Col. Durand had the breed for 30 years, it had not been officially in England, as he had not had a wolfhound registered in his name until the May 1925 listings. Mrs Beynon had, of course, had wolfhounds almost 30 years. And we don't know who Col. Durand was (except that he was in the 9th Lancers), so he may have been family and therefore have been with wolfhounds as long as Mrs Beynon.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, Nyeri Gymkhana Club.
Hut has Marcus Durand 1963 Kericho MRCVS, DVO
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - Henry Marion Durand, Settler PO Nyeri
Nat Probate Register - his probate went to Mary Jeanne Beynon

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