Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
21 Apr 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.