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Name: Donald Hugh Lent Rank: Sapper Service No: F/64805 Service: Royal Canadian Engineers, 10 Field Sqn. Date of Birth: November 2, 1923 Place of Birth: Overton, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: June 10, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet 7 inches Trade: Truck Driver (Grocery Delivery) Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Kenneth Hugh Lent (Father) Overton, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: December 11, 1944 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Argenta Gap War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: IV, F, 2. The 72nd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 364 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 3 Donald was the son of Kenneth Hugh and Melda Lent, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was raised by his father from the age of six years. Donald was a brother of Harold Eugene, George Edward, Herbert Freeman, Ellen Gertrude and Joyce Lent. He attended school until the age of fourteen and completed grade eight. He enjoyed swimming and skating. Before joining the military he worked as a hired hand in farming and as a helper on a grocery truck. A quiet individual, he enlisted because most of friends were in the Army. He completed his basic training at No. 60 CABTC, Yarmouth Between June 15, 1942 and August 12, 1942. He transferred on August 13, 1942 to No.2 CATC “E” Battery and in November 16, 1942 to “G’ Battery. He qualified as a Driver (Class III) September 25, 1942. He went overseas, arriving in England December 30, 1942 where he served until February 1944. He them served in Italy where he was slightly wounded in action on August 27, 1944. Having returned to active duty he was seriously wounded and died on December 11, 1944, the result of a bullet wound to the abdomen. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
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