Other names: George Charles Hodson
Locations in this story: Cann, Shaftesbury, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetTaunton, SomersetFrome, SomersetFrance & FlandersCalcutta, IndiaCo. Monaghan, Ireland
Story: George Charles Hodson Kent was born at Cann Villa, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1895 and baptised at Cann on 21 Nov 1895 the son of Charles Hodson Kent, a Solicitor, and Ethel Mary Kent (nee Manby). He lived his early life at Cann and later on Bleke House, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, until, by 1911, he had become a boarding scholar at Kings College, Taunton, Somerset. He enlisted with the 6th Battalion of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant later promoted to Captain. He served in France and Flanders and on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Margaret Olive Henry in Co. Monaghan, Ireland on 30 Dec 1924. He and his wife went to Calcutta, India, and his medals were directed there after the war. He returned to the UK and died on 17 Mar, 1952 at Frome, Somerset, and was buried there at St. Mary's Church.