Col. Arthur George Durnford R.E.
Arthur was born in Westport in Ireland.
He entered the Royal Engineers on June 21, 1856. He served at Chatham until 1857, Ireland until May 1859 and then Gibraltar until 1864. From 1860 to 1864 he was Adjutant at Gibraltar.
On his return to England he was with 40th Depot Company at Chatham and transferred to the 10th Co. at Shorncliffe in 1865 and then 33rd Co. at Malta.
Arthur George Durnford, Commanding 33rd Company Royal Engineers, Malta ..1869
He was promoted to Captain in 1866. While in Malta he served under his father.
Between May 1870 to July 1882 he was posted at Aldershot, command of B Troup, command of the C Troop, Dover,
Instructor at the School of Military Engineering, Chatham. He was promoted to Major in 1873, Brevert Lieutenant- Colonel in 1881 and Lieutenant-Colonel in 1882.
In July 1882 he was appointed Commanding Royal Engineer at Shorncliffe, and 1883 Assistant Director of Works at the War Office.
*In November. 1884 he accompanied the Bechuanaland expedition.
He was promoted Colonel in July 1, 1885.
In 1889 he was appointed Colonel on the Staff and Commanding Royal Engineer of the North-Western District (England) and subsequently transferred in the same capacity to the Southern district where he served until Aug. 31, 1894 when he retired.
In 1886 he was at a function with Prince of Wales on behalf of Queen Victoria. He also presented a series of reports to the House regarding Agricultural taxes.
He was married to Victoria Devon and had two sons and two daughters. He died in 1912."