Philip Eric Bent

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VC887   Philip Eric Bent

Name   Philip Eric Bent  No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   887   Awards   VC   DSO

Regiment   Leicestershire Regiment, commanding 9th Battalion, D Company

Later   

Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Place Of Death   Polygon Wood, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Passchendaele, 5 miles north east of Ypres, Belgium (Location unknown)

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone       Plot/Grave no.   Panel 50

Gazetted   11 January 1918

VC Presented   2 March 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Sophy

Memorials

P  Named on Tyne Cote Memorial, Belguim

P  Named on War Memorial, St Albans Church, Tilford Road, Hindhead, Surrey

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, British High Commission, Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

P  Name on Two War Memorials, Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School, Leicestershire

Named on War Memorial, Royal High School, Edingburgh, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Portrait and HMS Conway mementoes at the Army Museum, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Named on Honours Board HMS Conway, Memorial Chapel, Birkenhead Priory, The Wirral


By The Way…

Although born in Nova Scotia, Philip Bent came to England as a very young child


VC Held By

Royal Leicestershire Regiment Gallery, Newarke Houses Museum, 53 The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England

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The First World War


BORN   3 January 1891

DIED   1 October 1917  AGE   26

VC Won   1 October 1917   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Polygon Wood, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917