DENT, Wilfred W

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canadian infantry, 46th Battalion Saskatchewan Regiment
Place Enlisted:
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2 July 1915
Service Number:
427361
Home Address:
In 1901, 21 Bridge Street, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Last known address: Moose Jaw, Sakatchewan, Canada.
Family Details:

Son of Matthew Dent and Sarah, née Allinson, who married 3 January 1880 Barnard Castle Register Office, Durham. They lived at Grenfell View, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Brother of George (1880), Maurice (1886)[see separate entry on database], Sydney (1888-1892), John William (1896-1897) and Gladys (1898).

 

Wilfred was unmarried. 

Date of Birth:
22nd July 1881
Place of Birth:
Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham
Death:
15th Aug 1918
Place of Death
Somme, France, at or near Le Quesnel
Cause of Death:
Killed in action. See notes
Place of Burial:
Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery
Notes:

For full details and original source references, see dominiongeordiesinww1.co.uk

 

The Dominon Geordies website database gives his birth year as 1881. A printout from a contact at Dominion Geordies gives it as 1877. 

 

Wilfred emigrated to Canada on 14 September 1910 from Liverpool aboard the Virginian. He was accompanied by his brother Maurice. He arrived in Quebec on 23 September 1910. His occupation on arrival was butcher. 

 

In November 1915, it was reported in the Teesdale Mercury that he was 'welcomed by numerous friends' whilst visiting Middleton-in-Teesdale. He served in France for two and a half years. 

 

Wilfred fought in France and Flanders. He was wounded by shrapnel during the shelling of Beaufort Wood and died shortly after having had his wounds dressed by a stretcher bearer. His unit was at Le Quesnel at the time of the casualty in the Battle of Amiens.

 

Teesdale Mercury-17/11/1915: Upper Dale Notes: Visit to Middleton-in-Teesdale

 

 

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