Private Dent dies in a London hospital
Grimsby Independent, 29 Jan 1919, p. 1
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29 Jan 1919
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21 Jan 1919
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Dent, Robert
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Although the cessation of hostilities took place something over two months ago, the grim reaper still takes his share of our brave boys overseas through illness or as a result of their wounds previous to the signing of the armistice. In our issue of January 22, we reported the illness of Pte. Robert Dent, of the Canadian Calvary Forces, in London, one of Grimsby's noble sons; and it is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of Pte. Dent after but a short illness. Private Dent enlisted through the 2nd Dragoons in the Depot C.M.R., Hamilton in October 1915; proceeded on draft to England in the spring of 1916 and was transferred to France in the summer of the same year. He was accidentally wounded in February of 1917 and has been in England since that time. On January 17, he was admitted to hospital in London suffering from pneumonia and died on January 21, according to an official telegram received by Mrs. Dent. To Mrs. Dent and her three small children the sincere sympathy of this paper and the community at large are extended.

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Private Dent dies in a London hospital