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Claud Dent

Sgt Claud Dent (10571), Purewa Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (April 2016). © Auckland Museum CC BY.

Sgt Claud Dent (10571), Purewa Cemetery. Image kindly provided by Hugh Grenfell (April 2016). © Auck …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Claud AWMM
  • Surname
    Dent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Claude Dent AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10571 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E.W. Dent (mother), Brighton Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10571 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) AWMM
      This man has already been recommended for work at Messines on 8th June, 1917. During the operations on Passchendalele on the 30th October, 1917, Gunner Dent was one of the F.O.O's party which proceeded to Bellvue Spur under 2/Lieutenant CR McKenzie. He was placed in charge of a halfway transmitting station. The remainder of the F.O.O party were casualties, but Gunner Dent remained at his post until there was no hope of getting any communication through. His work on the battery staff is consistently good, and he can be relied uponin any emergency. AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Railway clerk/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 Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died of disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Claude Dent was the son of Mary Dent,of Ngatea, Hauraki Plains, and Edward Dent

    Served with No. 6 Howitzer Battery.

    Died after discharge from the N.Z.E.F. from wounds inflicted or disease contracted while on active service. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 January 1920 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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