PTE FREDERICK WILLIAM DENT





Picture of Fred W. Dent from "King’s Meaburn Through the Ages",
 written by Caroline Addison and illustrated by Margaret Addison

Rank:Private
Service No:
18021
Date of Death:
01/09/1918
Age:
26
Regiment/Service:
Coldstream Guards
 
2nd Bn.
Grave Reference
B. 20.
Cemetery
LIGNY-SUR-CANCHE BRITISH CEMETERY

Additional Information:


Enlisted at Appleby. 

In the 1911 census he was the son of Mitchell and Jane Dent, aged 18, a Farmer's Son, born King's Measburn, resident King's Meaburn, Bolton, Penrith.



1901 England Census -

Family living at Kings Meaburn at the time of the census.

Mitchell Dent - born about 1847 in Morland, occupation - farmer

Jane Dent - born about 1853 in Morland

Mary E Dent - born about 1880 in Morland


1911 England Census -

Family living at Prospect House, Kings Meaburn at the time of the census.

Mitchell Dent - Farmer

Jane Dent - wife

Frederick Dent - son, working on father's farm

Mary Elizabeth Hayhurst - daughter (married Robert Hayhurst in 1908)

Edna Marjorie Hayhurst - grand-daughter, born 1910 in Kings Meaburn.

(Other chlldren born after 1911 to Mary Elizabeth and Robert Hayhurst were - Gilbert

Hayhurst born 1913, Henry L Hayhurst born 1915, and Sarah  Hayhurst born 1921 - all

births registered in the West Ward, Westmorland. Ancestors of Ann Shepherd of Bolton  and Raymond Hayhurst of Carlisle)


He enlisted at Appleby

lst Sep 1918 - Died of wounds

Private, Service Number 18021, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards.

Frederick is commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at

Ligny-sur-Canche British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Grave Reference 8.20.



Inscription on Headstone Morland Churchyard

In ever loving memory of Mitchell Dent who died at Kings Meaburn Dec 2nd 1918 aged 70 years also of Jane wife of the above who died at King's Meaburn Oct 7th 1923 aged 70 years also of Henry Mitchell son of the above who died Dec24th 1894 aged 11 years also of Frederick William son of the above who died of wounds received in action in France at the 19th Casualty Clearing Station Sept 1st 1918 aged 26 years. Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Also of Mary E Hayhurst daughter of the above who died March 24th 1964 aged 84 years. Thy will be done.

Cumberland and Westmorland Herald  1918

Mr Mitchell Dent Kings Meaburn received a letter from the chaplain of th Coldstream Guards notifying him that his only son died of wounds in hospital. Before the war he had worked on the family estate the Dents being a family of good yeoman stock. He was an exceptionally smart guardsman and highly respected

Cumberland News 14/9/18 Article p.3c died of wounds




Photo Courtesy of British War Graves