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Name: DURIE, James Douglas

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Nee: son of James Alfred, bro of Roy Alwin and Ian Alastair Durie

Birth Date: 14 Nov 1917 Scarborough

Death Date: 27 June 2003 Stowmarket, Suffolk

Profession: Farmer

Married: Diana Margaret Temple Taylor (dau. of Francis George Taylor) b. 30 Nov 1920 Nairobi, d. 28 Feb 2011 Debenham, Suffolk

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, Telegraph, Hut, Mark Weaver

War Service: Captain in Royal Regiment of Artillery

General Information:

Hut has J.A. Douglas Durie 1930 Naivasha married to Diana Taylor
Pre-war volunteer to the Kenya Regiment (KR 641)
Info from Mark Weaver: After World War 2, Douglas took of the running/ownership of Lorakoorti, South Kinangop. When the Duries left Kenya, Di and Douglas acquired a farm in Somerset, which after a time was sold in favour of the acquisition of “Camp Green” Farm, Debenham, Suffolk
In World War 2: Military Cross for outstanding gallantry and devotion during the attack on the east bank of the Chindwin River. Capt. Durie was the FOO with the assaulting companies. and while under constant enemy small arms and mortor fire and with complete disregard for his personal safety, he located enemy strongpoints and succeeded in ranging his own and other regiments’ onto enemy positions. 

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