Private James Charles Bent

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

21 Apr 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat worker


Mr A. E. Impey, 50 Reginald Street

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

135 North Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Grave location no longer known

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 9th May 1918
Pte James Charles Bent

Pte James Charles Bent, 325189, 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action on April 21st, 1918 in Flanders. He was single, aged 20 and had served in the Army for 2½ years..

Expressing his sympathy, a military chaplain informed parents Owen and Rosina Bent at 135 North Street, Luton: "He was killed while going into the trenches on the night of the 21st, and was buried next day near the battalion headquarters."

Prior to the war, James had worked for hat manufacturer Mr A. Impey, of 50 Reginald Street.

He had an elder brother, Sydney Owen Bent, serving in Egypt. Sydney survived the war.

Individual Location

Pte James Charles Bent

Author: Deejaya

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