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Private 898389 George Rowe Lenton

49th Battalion (Edmonton Regiment), Canadian Expeditionary Force
Killed in Action near Lens, France and Flanders, 23rd August 1917, aged 28

  • Buried: Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Ext, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II.F.10
  • Awarded British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of [late] John and Ellen Lenton now Bennett
  • Next of Kin listed as his sister Edith Alice Lunn of 186 Long Street, Dordon
  • NNWFHS Memorial: No known memorial in NNWFHS area

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  • Born 21 Sep 1888 in Kings Norton. Baptised on 3 Oct 1890 in Kings Heath
  • Lived at 2 Victoria Place, Kings Norton, with mother and stepfather Thomas Bennett  [1901]
  • Employed as a Miner at Birch Coppice [Prior to 1907]
  • Arrived in Montreal on board the SS Tunisian on 7 Jun 1907
  • Lived in Spring Point, Alberta, Canada [1909]
  • Employed as a Farmer [1916]
  • Enlisted 8 Apr 1916 in Pincher Creek, Canada

    Tamworth Herald Content

    "A few years ago Private Lenton emigrated from Dordon to Canada and became a farmer. He had previously been a miner at Birch Coppice colliery. His sister Mrs Lunn of 186 Long St Dordon was notified of his death. His captain wrote to her “He was killed by shell fire, and his death was instantaneous. Your brother was a brave man and died as he would wish to die, fighting for the liberties of his country and loved ones. I buried him in a quiet lovely spot behind the front line, where lie many of his comrades”


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