Richard Henry KENT

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KENT, Richard Henry

Service Number: 4505
Enlisted: 7 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mt. Gambier, South Australia, 8 December 1896
Home Town: Mount Gambier, Mount Gambier, South Australia
Schooling: Tantanoola School
Occupation: Shoeingsmith
Died: Killed in action, Somme, France, 23 August 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Mount Gambier RSL Pictorial Honour Roll, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

7 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4505, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4505, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Adelaide

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Biography

LATE PTE. H. R. KENT.

BORDERTOWN, September 26.— On Monday Mr. and Mrs. F. T. F. Kent, of Bordortown, received a message from the military authorities that their son, Pte. R. H. Kent, had been killed on the Somme front in France on August 23. Pte. Kent enlisted at Mount Gambier and left Australia for Egypt nine months ago. He was born at Mount Gambier, and attained his nineteenth birthday recently. He received his education at Tantanoola and Mount Gambler. He belonged to the I.O.R. Lodge, and was a prominent member of the Mount Gambier Football Club. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and was esteemed by all with whom he came in contact. Prior to enlisting he was a shoeing farrier, and was working for his uncle (Mr. C. Kent) at Mount Gambier." - from the Adelaide Observer 07 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

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