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.
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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.