George Charles Hodson Kent

Surname: Kent
Other names: George Charles Hodson
Other people in this story:
Charles Hodson Kent
Ethel Mary Kent née Manby
Margaret Olive Kent née Henry
Locations in this story:
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Taunton, Somerset
Frome, Somerset
France & Flanders
Calcutta, India
Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Bleke Street, Shaftesbury

George Charles Hodson Kent was born at Cann Villa, Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1895 and baptised at Cann on 21st November 1895, the son of Charles Hodson Kent, a Solicitor, and Ethel Mary Kent (née Manby).  He lived his early life at Cann and later at 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 following 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 30th December 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 17th March, 1952 at Frome, Somerset, and was buried there at St. Mary's Church.


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