George E. Kent

Sapper George Edmund Kent of the Royal Engineers was honoured for his gallant conduct and devotion to duty on 1 July, 1916.


George Edmund Kent was the son of Charles Kent and Hannah Wilkinson. George married Lily Agnes Davison in Sedgefield in 1921. Lily was the daughter of butcher John Joseph Davison and the granddaughter of Francis John Davison and Sarah Ann Kent. Lily's older sister Sarah Alice Davison married George's brother Joseph William Kent and it looks as though it was a double wedding.

In the Absent Voters' List of October 1918 George's address is High Row, Aycliffe, George is listed as Sergeant 46322, 79 Royal Engineers.

George and Lily are thought to have had a son and a daughter. Sadly Lily died in 1934 aged 34. It is believed that George remarried in 1931. He lived in Spennymoor and died in Bishop Auckland Hospital 14 March, 1965, aged about 68.

Many thanks to Beryl Wilson for the extra family details.

Sapper George E. Kent honoured for gallant conduct and devotion to duty 1 July 1916
Found in the 1901 census is the family of George Edmund Kent, living in the High Street, Aycliffe. He was 4 at the time of the census.
Article dated Tuesday, 5 December, 1916. With kind permission of The Northern Echo.
High Street Kent Charles Head M
Butcher Durham Aycliffe 1870
Kent Hannah Wife M
Durham Brafferton 1866
Kent Harold L. Son
School Durham Aycliffe 1892
Kent Martha Daughter
School Durham Aycliffe 1894
Kent Joseph W. Son
School Durham Aycliffe 1895
Kent George E. Son
School Durham Aycliffe 1897
Kent Margret Daughter
School Durham Aycliffe 1898
Kent Elizabeth J. Daughter
Durham Aycliffe 1900
Kent John C. D. Son
2 months
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