Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Melvin Wallace Pearson Dent

In memory of:

Private Melvin Wallace Pearson Dent

October 9, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

435550

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

49th Bn.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

July 3, 1896
Hexham, Northumberland, England

Enlistment:

April 28, 1915
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Amos and Elizabeth Dent, of Calgary, Alberta. Brother of Melva.

Commemorated on Page 77 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. D. 22.

Location:

Courcelette is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert (next to the main road D929 Albert-Bapaume). The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY lies about 1.5 kilometres north-west of the village. The REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY (signposted in the centre of Courcelette) is 1.5 kilometres down a single track lane (suitable for cars).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Davy to Detro. Microform Sequence 27; Volume Number 31829_B016736. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 171. Page 821 of 1036.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In honoured memory.

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