Alfred Isaac Durbin

South Wales Borderers

Unit/Regiment South Wales Borderers
Battalion 1st
Rank Private
Service Number 11526
Theatre of War first served in (1) France
Date of entry therein 04/01/1915
Age at Death 27
Date of Death 10/11/1917
Burial/Memorial Reference Tyne Cot Memorial Panel 65 to 66
CWGC Family Details Son of Albert and Emma Durbin, of 5, Main St., Newbridge, Mon
SDGW – Where Born Bedminster, Bristol
Enlisted Cwmcarn, Mon
How Died Killed in action
Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Notes Commemorated on the Celynen Collieries Roll of Honour
Commemorated on the Zion Chapel Roll of Honour

Alfred Isaac Durbin's Story

South Wales Borderers cap badge



On 10/11/1917 the 1st South Wales Borderers and the Royal Munster Fusiliers played a pivotal role in an attack on the Goudberg spur close to Passchendaele. The attack was intended to help complete the capture of the main ridge east of Ypres and was regarded as essential to the rounding-off of the position.