Biography of Private Arthur Kent (34934)
2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Formerly R/29491 K.R.R.C.
Died 13th July 1917


  • Name: Arthur Musson
  • Date of birth: 1888
  • Place of Birth: London, Engand
  • Date of Birth Registration: Unknown
  • Place of Birth Registration: Unknown

Adopted Father

  • Name: Charles Kent
  • DOB: 1848
  • Place of Birth: Grimstone, Norfolk, England
  • Occupation: Builders carter and labourer

Adopted Mother

  • Name: Harriett Missin
  • DOB: 1852
  • Place Of Birth: Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Marriage: 16th October 1882 Spittlegate, Lincolnshire, England

Siblings: (Name), (DOB), (POB)

  • Rose Emma Ward, 1880, Grantham (adopted sister)
  • Charles Arthur Kent, 1883, Grantham (adopted brother)
  • Agnes Kent, 1884, Grantham (adopted sister) Died 1885
  • Eliza Kent, 1885, Grantham (adopted sister) Died 1885
  • Lily Kent, 1887, Grantham (adopted sister) Died 1888
  • Arthur Musson, 1888, London
  • George Henry Kent, 1889, Grantham, (adopted brother) Died 1889
  • Lawrence Kent, 1892, Grantham (adopted brother) Died 1892


  • 1891: Unable to find Arthur at this point.
  • 1901: Arthur is living with his adopted parents at 4 Green Hill, Little Gonerby, Lincolnshire.
  • 1911: Arthur is living with an Annie Burton at 7 Orchard Crescent, Abbey Road, Bourne, Lincolnshire. The census gives him an age of 22 and he is listed as a manager of boot shop.

Relatives in services


  • Name: Frances Nellie Belton
  • Date of birth: 8th September 1891
  • Place of Birth: Bourne, Lincolnshire, England


  • Date of Marriage: 10th October 1915
  • Place of Marriage: Congregational Church, Victoria Road, Chesteron, Cambridgeshire, England

Wife’s parents

  • Father: Edmund Smith Belton
  • Mother: Ellen Hilda Beaumont

Newspaper Mentions

  • Grantham Journal Saturday 28th July 1917
    A SOLDIER’S DEATH – News was recieved on Friday week that Pte. Arthur Kent had died in Salonika from an attack of malarial fever.  Deceased was a recruit under the Derby scheme, and at the time of his enlistment was manager of Messrs. Hilton’s boot business in North street, a positionhe had held for some three or four years.  Deceased had been married about nine months when he enlisted and had been in the Army just on twelve months.  The deepest sympathy is expressed for the young widow.


    EAST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT – Kent 34934 A. (Bourne)


  • Grantham Journal Saturday 11th August 1917
    Other Regiments
    Died – East Yorks, Kent, 34934 A., Bourne

Military Records

Attestation Papers

  • Available

Soldier’s Died In The Great War

  • These records show that Private Arthur Kent, 34934, 2nd Bn East Yorkshire Regiment was killed in action on 13th July 1917 in the Balkan Theatre.

Pension Records

  • Available

Effects Left To

  • Widow Frances N


  • The British Medal
    The Victory Medal


  • UK:
  • Bourne, Bourne War Memorial in the Memorial Gardens


  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
  • In memory of Private A Kent, 34934, 2nd Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment who died on 13 July 1917 Age 28
  • Son of Charles and Harriet Kent, of Park Rd., Grantham, Lincs,; husband of Frances Nellie Kent, of 99, High Street., Ramsey, Huntingdon.
  • Remembered with honour, Lahana Military Cemetery
  • Personal Inscription: HE RESTS IN GOD’S KEEPING

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Military Service Timeline

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