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St Michael and All Angels Mansel Lacy

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Charles R. Kent

2nd Lieut Dorset Regt

Second son of

B. J. and J. Kent

Killed in action

Oct 20 1918

Aged 22 years

Interred in

Neuvella Cemetery France

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St Michael and All Angels Mansel Lacy

Herefordshire

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Charles Ronald

Kent

1896

Lamphey, Pembrokeshire, Wales

20th October 1918

Killed in action at Neuvilly, France

22

Neuvilly Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France

First World War

Second Lieutenant

5th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment

Attached 6th Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment

Military Cross

Charles was given a commission on the 30th April 1918 from Sergeant in the Dorsets to Second Lieutenant - he did not arrive with his new attached battalion, the 6th Dorsets until the 14th September 1918 within one short month he would be lost. Charles was posthumously awarded a Military Cross in 1919, the citation reads: On October 12th 1918, in front of Neuvilly, he advanced under extremely heavy machine-gun fire to the banks of the River Selle to gain information urgently required and to bring in a brother officer, who was wounded. He succeeded in doing both under close enemy observation. Previously he showed conspicuous gallantry in the attack north of Gouche Wood, when he took command of his company, and drove off several enemy counter-attacks, after which he advanced and established a forward position. (Western Gazette 08 August 1919 page 9)

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