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Leicestershire Green Plaque Awards - Awarded To People & Places That Deserve Recognition

Pen4

Steward
There are 12 nominations - voting closes on the 24th

I have voted for:

Lt Col Philip Eric Bent VC DSO
Awarded the Victoria Cross.
After attending the Grammar School in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Bent enlisted in the Leicestershire Regiment in 1914. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for outstanding leadership in various battles. In 1917, he was deployed to Flanders for the Battle of Passchendaele where its four Battalions were critically engaged with the enemy. On 1 October 1917, at the age of just 26, Philip Bent was killed in action. He was awarded the VC posthumously for ‘conspicuous bravery during the Battle, when during a heavy hostile attack…Lt Col Bent personally collected a platoon that was in reserve, which he led forward to the counter attack… (which) was successful and the enemy was checked’ He was killed whilst leading a charge which he inspired with the call ‘Come on The Tigers’

 

Pen4

Steward
Is he at rest in Tyne Cot ? I’m over again soon and would like to pay respects ?
He has no known grave which is unsurprising given it was 3rd Ypres as we both know. He is on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Lt Col at 26 - must have been some man

Enjoy the trip - I'm jealous
 

Foxgolfer

Season Ticket Holder
He has no known grave which is unsurprising given it was 3rd Ypres as we both know. He is on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

Lt Col at 26 - must have been some man

Enjoy the trip - I'm jealous
Cheers . Try to get over once or twice a year . Will look him up .
Thanks for the info .
 

AFCDorset

Season Ticket Holder
I was taken to Ypres as a teenager back in the 60s, primarily to visit the Menin Gate.

My grandfather fought at Ypres but was invalided home in 1915 during the 2nd battle effects of the Chlorine gas. He never returned to France until that day, 50 years later.

Along with the rest of the party we visited Tyne Cot, probably the saddest place I have ever seen.
 
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