James Durrant

James Murdoch Archer Durrant

Major-General Durrant with Minister for the Army Frank Forde in Brisbane, 12 October 1941
Born 17 March 1885
Glenelg, South Australia
Died 17 September 1963(1963-09-17) (aged 78)
Allegiance Australia Commonwealth of Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1907–1944
Rank Major General
Commands held 13th Battalion
5th Military District
Queensland Lines of Communication Area
Battles/wars World War I
World War II
Awards Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Mention in Despatches (5)

Major General James Murdoch Archer Durrant CMG, DSO (17 March 1885 – 17 September 1963) was an Australian Army general.

Durrant was born in Glenelg, South Australia and enlisted on 1 July 1907 at Lawley, South Australia, service number QP20006. He was appointed captain in the 13th Battalion on 20 December 1914, major on 2 May 1915 and Lieutenant-Colonel on 20 August 1916. On 1 October 1919 he was Staff Officer in charge Repatriation and Demobilisation Department.

In 1939 Durrant was District Officer Commanding 5th Military District and in 1942 he was General Officer Commanding Queensland Lines of Communication Area. He was discharged 5 April 1944.

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