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Wilfred Dent
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Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham
Age at Death:
Canadian Expeditionary Force, Canadian infantry, 46th Battalion Saskatchewan Regiment
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2 July 1915
Home Address:
In 1901, 21 Bridge Street, Middleton-in-Teesdale. Last known address: Moose Jaw, Sakatchewan, Canada.
Civilian Employment:
Butchering Department, Co-operative Society, Middleton
Cause of Death:
Killed in action. See notes
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Somme, France, at or near Le Quesnel
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UK Commemorated:
Plaque - Wesleyan Methodist Church; Plaque - St Mary's Church; Obelisk, Horsemarket (all Middleton-in-Teesdale).
Overseas Commemorated:
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery
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Family Details:

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. 


For full details and original source references, see


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.


Teesdale Mercury-17/11/1915: Upper Dale Notes: Visit to Middleton-in-Teesdale



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