William Charles KENT

KENT, William Charles

Service Number: 2647
Enlisted: 7 December 1915
Last Rank: Driver
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia , 16 July 1875
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shoeing smith
Died: Pneumonia, France, 22 February 1919, aged 43 years
Cemetery: Maubeuge (Sous-le-Bois) Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Loyal Mount Gambier Lodge No 47 I.O.O.F. M.U. Roll of Honor Board, Mount Gambier Knight & Cleve Pictorial Honour Rolls
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World War 1 Service

7 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2647, 32nd Infantry Battalion
25 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 2647, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
25 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 2647, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
22 Feb 1919: Involvement Driver, 2647, 32nd Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 2647 awm_unit: 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Driver awm_died_date: 1919-02-22
Date unknown: Wounded 2647, 32nd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Heather Ernszt

William Charles KENT was the son of Stephen KENT and Wilmot SANDRY, and one of eight children. He was known as Charley.

In 1895 he married Annie Amelia PRATT.  By the time of enlistment the couple had seven children.

Dorothy May  1896 - 1898

Winnifred Dorothy 1899 

Charles Percy  1902

Hector Merlin 1904

May  1905

Majorie Ray 1910

Jack 1913

Driver Kent had been a blacksmith prior to enlisting and had been on active service for three years before falling to pneumonia on the 22nd February 1919.