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Surname: DENT

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Asby, Westmorland

Service No: 202882

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Border Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 11th (Service) Battalion. (Lonsdale)

Division: 32nd Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1917-12-04

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: VI. AA. 58.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: CRACOE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HETTON, YORKSHIRE


Additional Information:

John Dent was the son of Robert and Mary Dent, née Longstaff. Robert was born in Lunedale, Yorkshire, the son of William and Margaret Dent. Mary was born at Romaldkirk, Yorkshire, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Longstaff. In 1881 William, Margaret and their children were living at 1, Grains o' th' Beck, Lunedale, Yorkshire.

1901 Warcop, Westmorland Census: Scober Farm - John Dent, aged 7 years, born Asby, Westmorland, son of Robert and Mary Dent.

1911 Warcop, Westmorland Census: Scober - John Dent, aged 17 years, born Asby, Appleby, son of Robert and Mary Dent.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John Dent, 202882, Bord. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte John Dent, 202882, 4th Res. Border Regt.; 11th Border Regt.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte John Dent, 202882, 11th Bn Border. Date and Place of Death: 4.12.17. Wounds. France or Belgium. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father and Sole Legatee - Robert. £10 17s. 2d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John. Name(s) on card(s): Dependant: Mrs Mary Dent. Relationship to Man: Mother. Dependant: Mr Robert Dent. Address 1. Graigmore, Hetton, Skipton, Yorks. Address 2. Woodbene [sic] Cottage, Mickleton, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham.

John is commemorated on the Warcop War Memorial and in St. Columba's Parish Church, Warcop.

The informal title of the 11th (Service) Battalion, Border Regiment (Lonsdale) was The Lonsdales.

A short biography of John is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered – Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

DENT, aged 22, Border Regiment, Burton House, died of wounds Dec. 4, 1917.


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Private John DENT

Private John DENT

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Border Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Border Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 32nd Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: DENT

Forename(s): John

Born: Warcop, Westmorland

Residence: Warcop

Enlisted: Appleby, Westmorland

Number: 202882

Rank: Private

Regiment: Border Regiment

Battalion: 11th Battalion


Died Date: 04/12/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: DENT

Forename(s): John

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 202882

Rank: Private

Regiment: Border Regiment

Unit: 11th Bn.

Age: 23


Died Date: 04/12/1917

Additional Information: Son of Robert and Mary Dent, of Burton House, Rylstone,Skipton. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY)



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Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

21 December 1917

DENT – December 4th 1917, from wounds received in action in France, Pte. John Dent, Border Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dent, Burton House, Rylstone, aged 22 years.

21 December 1917


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dent, of Burton House, Rylstone, we regret to say, have received the sad news of the death of their son, Pte. John Dent, Border Regiment. The official intimation states that the brave lad died of shell wounds in the leg and left thigh on December 4th, at the 46th Casualty Clearing Station, France. Deceased, who was 22 years of age, joined up on January 20th 1917, and went out to France after some four months’ training. His brother, Pte. Edgar Dent, R.A.M.C., has been serving his country for the past three years.

We hope to give a photograph of Pte. John Dent in our next issue.


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