KENT, John Charles
(Service number 4/772)
|First Rank||Sapper||Last Rank||Sapper|
|Date||15 March 1887||Place of Birth||Dunedin|
|Address at Enlistment||41 King Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||John KENT (father), Geraldine|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||4th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Field Engineers|
|Date||17 April 1915|
|Transport||Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded early in 1917 but remained with his unit. 10 November 1917 admitted to hospital, France, suffering from muostitis of neck muscles.
|Date||4 February 1948||Age||62 yrs|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 97, Plot 295|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of John & Catherine (nee BOURKE) KENT, of Timaru. Only brother James Joseph KENT died of wounds in 1918. Saw 28 weeks continuous service in NZ Field Engineers at Gallipoli, he was one of only three of the 60 in his section who were fit & well on leaving the Peninsula. Among the first section of Engineers to arrive in France in April, 1916. Almost continuous service from 1915 till 1918. Returned home in October 1918 with draft 187.
Cenotaph Database [24 January 2014]; TDC headstone image, Timaru Cemetery [24 January 2014]. Timaru Herald, 20 March 1916, 9 March 1917, 29 November 1917, 26 September 1918 (Papers Past) [24 January 2014]; Family History (boards.ancestry.com) [24 January 2014]
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