Son of John and Elizabeth Dent of Darlington and married to Rebecca Dent.
Prior to the war Joseph had been the proprietor of the Novak Cafe in Galgate.
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Death of Lance Corporal Joseph Dent, 17th DLI (Durham Light Infantry), killed in action in France. Aged 30 from Barnard Castle.
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Life in the Trenches - letter from Lance Corporal Dent, from Bowes Museum.