1891 - 14th November 1917 (age 26)
4th/5th Bn. Loyal North Lancs. Regiment
As the Third Battle of Ypres ground to an end with the capture of the village of Passchendaele in early November, Frank Bousfield Dent became the last Sowerby man to be lost in 1917. Frank lies in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, plot X111.C.19, next to the casualty clearing station where he had died of wounds.
Frank was one of five surviving children of Thomas Dent and his wife Elizabeth. Interestingly, Thomas gave his occupation as "mineral water, own means" suggesting he was probably a trader in mineral water. Frank had been a farm labourer and he enlisted into the army in Thirsk, giving Sowerby as his place of birth.
The information on this page was compiled by Steve Billings.
Information about Frank Bousfield Dent on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Information about Frank Bousfield Dent on the War Graves Photographic Project website
Part of the St Oswald's Church website