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Kenneth Owen De Cent

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 33), Page: 13 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth Owen AWMM
  • Surname
    De Cent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 23471 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
    Ormond, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Birth notes
    Son of Joseph Thomas & Sarah DE CENT of Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Address before enlistment
    Box 223, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 May 2023 - Military Record
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs K. Wake (aunt), 266 Aberdeen Road, Gisborne, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 May 2023 - Military Record


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 23471 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Accountant/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Kenneth De Cent was the son of Joseph Thomas and Sarah De Cent, of Gisborne, New Zealand.

    He is commemorated on the bell Beaumont Hamel given by Norman Gordon De Cent and Marjorie L.F. De Cent for the National War Memorial Carillon, Wellington. Hugh Edward Wood is commemorated on the same bell. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    12 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France AWMM VI. A. 34. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    The sad advice that Capt. K. O. De Cent had died of wounds on 12th, has been received by his father, Mr J. T. De Cent. 3S Lytton road, Capt. De Cent left with the 13th reinforcements and had a successful military career, being twice promoted on the field, receiving his captaincy in September last. He was prior to his enlistment, secretary manager of the Co-operative Meat Company He was also an athlete, being identified with athletic sports of all descriptions. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 12 May 2023 - GISBORNE TIMES, VOLUME XLIX, ISSUE 4849, 22 APRIL 1918, PAGE 4
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • National War Memorial Carillon, 41 Buckle Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Gisborne Boys' High School, 80 Stanley Road, Te Hapara, Gisborne AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 May 2023Lorraine MonaGisborne Researcher
11 January 2018AlyssaFeilding, New ZealandOther relative
12 March 2016AWMMAucklandResearcher

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