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Stanley Hornsby Kent

In memory of:

Captain Stanley Hornsby Kent

April 29, 1917

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

10th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Cross, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a successful raiding party on the enemy lines. He captured two prisoners and obtained much valuable information. Undoubtedly many lives were saved as a result of the raid. He was untiring in his efforts and a splendid example to his men." Gazetted the 15 March 1916. The Military Cross was awarded while a Lieutenant acting as Captain. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross and Bar

Additional Information


Born:

January 25, 1890
Durham, England

Enlistment:

September 23, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Charles W. Kent of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.

Commemorated on Page 267 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

VI. E. 4.

Location:

Aubigny Communal Cemetery is south of the village of Aubigny-en-Artois and the Cemetery Extension is behind it. The village of Aubigny-en-Artois is approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Arras on the road to St. Pol. After turning into the village from the N.39 on the D.75, the Cemetery lies south on a road leading from the centre of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from Daily Telegraph of May 8, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ww1-archive/12214563/Daily-Telegraph-May-8-1917.html
  • Roll of Honour– Captain Stanley Hornsby Kent's name was included on the Merchants Bank of Canada 1914 - 1918 Roll of Honour. He indicated on his military attestation that he was a banker. He volunteered to serve early in the war and signed his military attestation on September 23rd, 1914 at Valcartier Camp, Quebec. He was a member of the historic First Canadian Contingent.  Source:  The Standard / Canada's Aid to the Allies and Peace Memorial.  Edited by Frederick Yorston. Published by the Montreal Standard Publishing Co., Ltd., Montreal.  This large Souvenir Edition magazine included the Rolls of Honour for various prominent Canadian businesses.
  • Name on the Roll of Honour– Detail of Captain Stanley Hornsby Kent's name on the Merchants Bank of Canada 1914 - 1918 Roll of Honour.
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of Stanley Kent– Lt. Kent being receives his Military Cross (official photograph from the Western Front)

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