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Full Name: George Bates Dent
Rank Last Held: Gunner
Forename(s): George Bates
Surname: Dent
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 43076
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Gunner
Occupation before Enlistment: Machinist
Next of Kin: Mrs Dent (mother), 24 Armidale Street, Petone, Wellington, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation: New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit: New Zealand Field Artillery
Embarkation Date: 26 April 1917
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport: HMNZT 84
Vessel: Turakina
Destination: Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number: 62
Page on Nominal Roll: 23
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Field Artillery
Place of Death: Somme, France
Date of Death: 27 March 1918
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1918
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France
Grave Reference: I. E. 23.
Biographical Notes: George Dent was the son of Thomas and Cordelia Dent, of 24 Armidale St., Petone, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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