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Name:
George Nixon Dent
Casualty No.:
Initials:
G N
Service No.:
27641
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Age at Death:
25
Ranks:
Private (Guardsman)
Unit:
1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Home Address:
Butterknowle
Civilian Employment:
Butcher Apprentice
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Date of Death:
27-January-1918
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
Locally Commemorated:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Buried:
Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-Les-Havrincourt
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:
Family Details:

George was the son of John & Phyllis Dent of Butterknowle Parish. His father had been a coal miner & a farmer but he had died before 1911. His mother was still farming in the area in 1911. At that time George was a butcher apprentice & he lived with his mother & older siblings.

Notes:

He joined the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from Langleydale & was killed in France on 27th September,1918 aged 25. He is buried at Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-Les-Havrincourt. In 1919 the King commanded the change from Private to Guardsman in recognition of the Regiment’s effort during the War.

Sources:
Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Date of Death Day: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Month: www.cwgc.org; Date of Death Year: www.cwgc.org;