Malvern College Second World War Casualty

Lt-Col. Oscar William Robert Dent T.D.

House and time at Malvern: 9, 1919 - 1922.

Regiment: R.A..
Died: 18 August 1944 aged 40 in France. Killed in action in Normandy.
Battle: Operation Overlord: June August 1944. Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery XIX. A. 10.

Son of Henry James Dent and Christiana Dent, Perton Ct., Stoke Edith.
House Prefect. Football XXII.
With Agricultural Dept., Imp. Chem. Industries Ltd.
Husband of Kathleen S. Dent, of Hereford.
Cdg. 110 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery

'Joined a Territorial Brigade of the R.A. in 1924. Was in action with the B.E.F. in 1940 and evacuated his arm of the Regiment from Dunkirk with the loss of only two men.' (Malvernian, Dec 1944)

'Lt Col O.W.R. Dent TD R.A. Killed by mine at 903319 at approx 0900hrs. Clecy.'
Unit war diary: WO 171/1129