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Place of Birth: Dent, Yorkshire
Service No: 24497
Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion
Division: 30th Division
Date of Death: 1917-03-31
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: IV. F. 7.
CWGC Cemetery: WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: COWGILL, YORKSHIRE
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 entryView Entry in CPGW Book
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
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 30th Division
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