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DENT WAR MEMORIAL

Detailed information for World War 1 & 2
Compiled and copyright © Michael Booker 2004
Research Ernie Rusdale

The war memorial is to be found in the churchyard.

Photographs Copyright © Michael Booker 2004

1914-1918

BENSON

William S.

Dent War Memorial. No further information currently.

BENTHAM

Edward

Dent War Memorial. No further information currently.

BENTHAM

William

Private, 14940, 2nd Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 12-10-16. Born and resident Dent, enlisted Wolverhampton. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 6A/6B.

BRUNSKILL

Wilfred

Private, 532529, 15th London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles). Killed in action 15-09-16, aged 23. Enlisted London. Son of John and Alice Brunskill, Bank View, Tebay, Penrith, Cumberland. Buried in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Grave XII.H.36. 

DAVIDSON

John Bruce

Signaller, 13600, 10th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 15-07-16, aged 20. Born Addingham, enlisted Settle, resident Sedburgh. Son of John and Cornelia Davidson, Rosedene, Dent. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Grave A.26.12.

DIXON

Parrington

Private, 16/391, 16th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action Serre 01-07-16, aged 21. Born Dent, enlisted Bradford. Son of Thomas and Catherine A. Dixon, The Cottage, Gawthorpe, Dent. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Panels 2A, 2C and 2D.

GORNALL

Edward

Private, 266380, 2/6th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 03-05-17, aged 20. Born and enlisted Dent. Son of Richard and Ann Gornall, Rose Cottage, Cowgill, Dent. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Bay 06.

HAWKINGS

Stanley Norman

Private, 28548, 21st West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 06-05-17, aged 22. Born Liverpool. Son of Emma Moorby (formerly Hawkings), Main Street, Dent. Buried in St. Nicolas British Cemetery, Arras, Grave I.J.03.

HAYGARTH

Benjamin G.

Driver, 224473, 77th Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died India 25-10-18. Born Dent, enlisted Preston. Buried in Rawalpindi War Cemetery, India. Grave IV.B.30.

HAYGARTH

John William

L/Corporal, 2876, 1/7th London Regiment. Killed in action Loos 25-09-15, aged 21. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Haygarth, Tower House, Dent. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Panels 130-135.

JEFFORD

Herbert Walter

Private, M2/131594, 596th M. T. Co., Royal Army Service Corps. Born Sedbergh, enlisted Kendal. Killed in action Mesopotamia 25-09-18. Buried in Tehran War Cemetery, Iran, Grave IV.F.09.

MASON

George

Private, M2/221759, 784th M. T. Co., Royal Army Service Corps. Killed in action Mesopotamia 18-07-17. Born Dent, enlisted York. Buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Grave IV.K.05.

POOLEY

Reginald

Private, 11567, Reginald, 136th Field ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 28-04-17. Born Dent, enlisted Nelson. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Grave IV.J.08.    

RAW

John Myles

Private, 28963, 10th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action Ypres 20-09-17, aged 30. Born Dent, enlisted Sedbergh. Son of Robert and Dora Raw, High Haycote, Sawthorpe, Dent. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Panels 82/85 and 162A.

Not Recorded on Memorial:

BENNETT

James Arthur

Corporal, G/4236, 8th The Buffs, East Kent Regiment. Killed in action 15-01-16. Born Southport, Lancs, enlisted Blackpool, resident Dent. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Bennett, Copthurst Farm, Holmfirth, Huddersfield. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres, Grave I.C.02.

1939-1945

BROOKSBANK

John Parrington

Flying Officer (Air Bomber), 164831, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No.103 Squadron. Killed in action 06-12-1944. Son of James Wilfred and Margaret Burton Brooksbank; husband of Dorothy May Brooksbank, Sherburn-in-Elmet. Buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Grave VI.J.22.

WINN

Matthew

Able Seaman, D/JX 362270, Royal Navy, HMS Chaser. Died 19-10-43, aged 19. Son of John Thomas Winn and Margaret Florence Winn, Dent. Buried in Dent Methodist Chapelyard, Row 1.    

MATTINSON

Anthony

Sergeant, 2213724, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13-10-15, aged 21. Son of Thomas and Jane Margaret Mattinson, Dent. Buried in Dent (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Row 3, Grave 27.  

On plaque within church

IN MEMORY OF

DANVERS

Augustus Fennell

Captain, Bombay Staff Corps. Roy Bareily Ourde. Born 11th April 1832. Died 24th January 1869.

DANVERS

Robert Augustus

Died in hospital in Nairobi, British East Africa, 26th December 1918. Aged 54. Only son of above.

DANVERS

Robert William Ford

2nd Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action near St Quentin 26th August 1917. Aged 23 according to plaque but 21 on CWGC. Eldest son of Sylvia B. P. Lawrie (formerly Danvers), of 15, Earl's Court Gardens, Earl's Court, London, and the late R. A. Danvers (above). Buried in Hargicourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne, France. Row A. Grave 1.

GRANT THEM THEY PEACE LORD

Last updated 14 May, 2009

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