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 Philip Eric Bent

Philip Eric Bent

Birth
Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Death 1 Oct 1917 (aged 26)
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Burial Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Plot Panel 50 to 51.
Memorial ID 9404504 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 9th Battalion, Royal Leicestershire Regiment, British Army. During actions on October 1, 1917, east of Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Lieutenant Colonel Bent was in command of a part of the 9th Battalion on his right. When forced back due to German intense artillery fire, he personally collected a platoon that was in reserve and led them forward to a counter-attack, after issuing orders to other officers to support a defense of the line. Lieutenant Colonel Bent was killed while leading the charge, which resulted in the securing of a portion of the line which was of essential importance for subsequent operations. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on January 11, 1918.
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Aged 26

9th Bn.
Leicestershire Regiment

V C, D S O, Twice Mentioned in Despatches

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 3 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9404504
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Eric Bent (3 Jan 1891–1 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9404504, citing Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .