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Richard DENT

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Surname: DENT

Forename(s): Richard

Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire

Service No: 24497

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 30th Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-03-31

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. F. 7.

CWGC Cemetery: WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: COWGILL, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Richard Dent was the son of Richard and Alice Dent, née Thexton. Richard senior was born at Garsdale, Yorkshire and Alice at Nateby, Westmorland.

1901 Dent, Yorkshire Census: Lea Gate, Kirkthwaite - Richard Dent, aged 6 years, born Dent, son of Richard and Alice Dent.

1911 Lunedale, Yorkshire Census: Grains o' th' Beck - Richard Dent, aged 16 years, born Dent, Yorkshire. [Richard was employed by Joseph Peacock, Farmer.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Richard Dent, 24497, Yorkshire Regiment.

For additional information see: ‘Sedbergh and District 1914-1918 - But who shall return the children?’ Compiled by Sedbergh and District History Society. Edited by Diane Elphick (ISBN 978-0-9564303-2-8).

Data Source: Cravens Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

DENT, R., aged 22, Prince of Wales’ Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dent, of Cowgill, died of wounds France, March 1917.

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Private Richard DENT

Private Richard DENT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division

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Surname: DENT

Forename(s): Richard

Born: Dent, Yorkshire

Residence: Bainbridge, Yorkshire

Enlisted: Leyburn, Yorkshire

Number: 24497

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 1917-03-31

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

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Surname: DENT

Forename(s): Richard

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service Number: 24497

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Unit: 2nd Battalion

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 1917-03-31

Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dent, of Weaving Shed, Cowgill, Dent, Yorks.

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‘The Westmorland Gazette’ (14 April 1917)

COWGILL – KILLED IN ACTION

DENT, Pte. Richard. Mr. and Mrs. R. Dent, of Cowgill, have been officially informed of the death of their son, Pte. Richard Dent, West Riding Regt. he was severely wounded and died on the way to hospital on April 1st. He was 22.

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Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

CWGC Headstone

Courtesy of Colin Chadwick, Harrogate

Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

Courtesy of Colin Chadwick, Harrogate

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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

13 April 1917

DENT – Died from wounds received in action in France, March 1917, Pte. R. Dent, Prince of Wales’ Regiment, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Dent of Cowgill, aged 22 years.

13 April 1917

DENT – KILLED IN ACTION

News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Dent of Cowgill, that their only son, Pte. R. Dent, Prince of Wales’ Regiment, has been killed in France. Writing on April 1st the chaplain states that Private Dent was severely wounded, and was being moved in an ambulance to the hospital when he died on the way. The chaplain had buried him that day. He was only 22 years of age. A memorial service to his memory is to be held in the Cowgill Parish Church on Sunday afternoon next.

11 May 1917

DENT – THE LATE PRIVATE R. DENT

We reproduce a photograph of Private R. Dent of the Prince of Wales’ Regiment, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dent, of Cowgill, whose death following wounds received in action in France was recorded in the ‘Craven Herald’ on April 13th. The end came on April lst whilst he was being moved by ambulance to hospital following severe wounds received in fighting the foe of true civilisation and liberty. Pte. Dent was 22 years of age, and his death is sincerely mourned by all who knew him.

29 March 1918

DENT – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Richard Dent, who was killed in action on March 31st, 1917, aged 22 years.

Farewell, mother, dearest mother,
I only go awhile before;
Farewell, father, sister, brothers,
Till we meet to part no more.
Dry your eyes my weeping mother,
See the crown your son has won;
Try to say, amidst your sorrow,
God knows best, His will be done.
In France he rests in peace,
A soldier true and brave;
And there with honour now he sleeps
In a noble soldier’s grave.

Ever remembered by his Father, Mother, Sister, Brothers, Relatives and Friends. Weaving Terrace, Cowgill, Dent.

05 April 1918

DENT – In ever loving memory of Private R. Dent, who was killed in action in France on March 31st, 1917.

I little thought when we said goodbye
That we parted for ever and you were to die;
The grief that I feel, words cannot tell,
For I could not be with you to bid you farewell.
Some day I hope to meet him,
Some day I know not when;
To clasp his hand in the better land,
Never to part again.

Ever remembered by his dear friend, Maggie Handley.

28 March 1919

DENT – In loving memory of a dear brother, Private R. Dent (Dick), killed in action on March 1st, 1917.

Some day, some time, our eyes shall see
The face so sweet to memory.

Ever remembered by his loving Sister and Brother-in-law, Litherskew.

04 April 1919

DENT – In loving memory of our dearly loved son, Private Richard Dent, who was killed in France, March 31st, 1917.

He fought the fight, the victory won;
We weep, but say “God’s will be done”;
But the unknown grave is the bitterest blow,
None but aching hearts can know.

From his loving Mother and Father and Family, Dent.

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