2/Lieutenant Neil Dent.

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Royal Engineers.

Awarded the M.C. in the London Gazette of 16 September 1918.

Dent was a native of Nelson, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 5 october 1918 reported, MILITARY CROSS FOR NELSON OFFICER. Second - Lieutenant Neil Dent, son of Mr and Mes Dent of Hibson Road, Nelson, Lancashire has been awarded the Military Cross. The official citation says, "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was ordered to take up reinforcements to the battallion, and to do so had to pass in full view of the enemy. Despite an heavy barrage being put down, he took his men through with few casualties, and held the line for eight hours against repeated attacks. Had it not been for his great courage and determination the flanks of the battalion concerned would have been in the air."

Second-Lieutenant was in the Nelson Borough Surveyors Office before enlisting.

Dent joined the army in 1914 and has served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium.