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About Fred Dent

Date of Birth
19 March 1885

Birth Place
Barnard Castle, Durham, England

Date of Death
Q3 1971 86y

Place of Death
Yorkshire West Riding

Relationships

Parents
John Watson Dent born 7 October 1848 and Phyllis (Nixon ) Dent born 13 January 1850. Married 8 May 1875 Primitive Methodist Chapel Barnard Castle Durham England

Siblings
Joseph William born 29 November 1875, Elizabeth born abt 1878, Thomas Frederic born 1880 died 1885, Mary Jane born 28 October 1882, John Watson born 18 August 1889, George Nixon born Q2 1894 died 27 September 1918 France

Marriage
Mary Agnes Robinson born 4 July 1886. Married Q3 1915 Morpeth Northumberland England

Children
John Joseph born abt 1916, Elizabeth Alice born abt 1918, Fred born 29 June 1921, George Nixon born 2 September 1923, Thomas William born 13 January 1925, Margaret Jean born abt 1930

Career

Service
Army

Unit
13th Durham Light Infantry

Silver Badge
No

Service Record
No

Civilian Employment
1901 Domestic groom? 1911 Working on family farm 1939 Sheep and stock rearing farmer

Campaigns
1916 - 1919 France

Additional Information

Census Information
1891 Lingey Stell, Butterknowle, Durham, England 1901 Cockfield, Durham, England? 1911 Lingey Stell, Butterknowle, Durham, England

1939 Register
Lingey Steel, Copley, Durham, England

Sources
Staindrop Roll of Honour, Ancestry, Find My Past, Family Search, Forces War Records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Notes
Fred's brother George Nixon Dent (a widower) was killed in France and his daughter Phyllis Vera was brought up by Fred and Mary at the family farm. She later became a nurse and lived locally.

- Research by DB