Project Description




Born 25th December 1899 in Radcliffe on Trent

Baptised as Leslie Dent on 20th April 1902 at St. Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent

Died: 19th January 1988 age 89 (buried at Wilford Hill Cemetery, Nottingham)

1901 Census

Age one, living with his grandmother Mary A. Richmond a widow age 59 and her daughters Rosa Maria 26, a laundress, Jane 23, also a laundress, Emily 19, a blouse machinist, son Henry 15, a blacksmith, and granddaughter Clarice who was four years old. They are living on Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent.

1911 Census

Age eleven and living with his mother who was Rosa M. Richmond (see above) now recorded as Rose Dent having married a John Dent in 1901, a bricklayers labourer from Leicester. They have four children: Mabel 9, John 6, Frank 4, Alfred 3 and they are living on Mount Pleasant.

Military Service

Rank: Private

Service No: 125099 (Sherwood Foresters) previously 59911 (Leicester Regiment)

Military Unit: 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, previously 14th Bn. Leicester Regiment

Details from Medal Rolls Index Card and 1921 Absent Voter List only. Military service record not found.

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Absent Voter List 1920, 1921, and 1922

Water Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

He is still living on Water Lane in 1930 – his mother died in 1931 and the next available record is the 1939 register (as below).

From the 1939 register

Address: 16 The Brickyard, Eastwood Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Occupation: Labourer, Coal Plater

Household: recorded as single and living alone

Reason for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Born and lived in Radcliffe on Trent