Kent, B E [or B F]
BERNARD EDWARD KENT
Remembered with honour Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension: Plot I, Row H, Grave 29.
He enlisted in Hertford, and was formerly Private 3244 Hertfordshire Regiment. He was awarded the Military Medal posthumously during Mary 1918. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 January 1915, and died at No. 2 Stationary Hospital of wounds received in action. Unfortunately, Bernard’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
There is an article about Bernard in Watford in the 20th Century, part 1; and a Death announcement in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 6 April 1918.
Son of Alfred and Louisa (nee GRIFFIN) KENT of Weedon, Bucks.
His parents married 1876 in the Westminster, London, district. Alfred died 4 November 1929 in Watford aged 80, and was buried 8 November in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Louisa died 6 August 1939 in Croxley Green, Herts, and was buried 19 August, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Bernard was born 1892 in Weedon, and resided in Watford.
On the 1901 Census, aged 8 he lived in Watford, with his parents and six siblings. On the 1911 Census, an engineer’s labourer aged 18, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings.
Date of death29/03/1918
Age at death25
Place of death
NotesRecorded as KENT B F in the Borough Roll of Honour. His brother Albert died 22 April 1918 and also features on this Roll of Honour
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)