War Graves in Foxton

I came to Foxton – famous for its canal locks – to look for three graves of servicemen who gave their lives for King and County and to whom we owe so much. The graves are cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. As it happens, I found a fourth grave while I was here.

The grave of Stoker Jack Capell Durran lies on the west side of the church.

Service Number: LT/KX120355

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Naval Patrol Service

H.M. Trawler Cramond Island

Date of Death

Died 03 April 1941

Age 31 years old

Additional Info Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Durran, of Foxton.


The grave of Private Clarence Brown of the Sherwood Foresters lies north of the church tower. Tragically, Brown died on 5 November 1918, just 6 days before peace came.

Service Number: 81355

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

10th Bn.

Date of Death

Died 05 November 1918

Age 20 years old

Additional Info Son of Lucy Brown, of Foxton

Also in the graveyard is buried Corporal Sylvester Brown, father of Clarence. He served in the Army Service Corps and died on 27 August 1917, at the age of 42.

Additional Info Husband of Lucy Brown, of Foxton, Market 

Also buried at Foxton, but not in a CWGC grave, is Private Thomas Downes. He was killed in France on 29 October 1917, when he was aged 28 years. He is buried in a joint grave with his mother, Maria.


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The Leicestershire village of Foxton is best known for the amazing ladder of locks on the Grand Union Canal, but I came here to have a peek at the field just south of the lovely parish church.