WWII Memories of Frank Dennis Gent

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This website is devoted to my father's WWII memories.

 

I will later add the details of my mother and father's meeting at the end of the war in Milan and their 60+ year marriage. Also details of my father's battle with cancer which I am happy to say he won!

 

Also, details and photos of my father's visit to Bovington in June this year to once again drive a Sherman Tank. Thanks to my cousin, Paul Gent and members of the HMVF for making that happen for him.

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Adrian Gent
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Amanda Williamson
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Dana Wilde
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Graham Ormesher
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My father was in the 8th Army but sadly I didn't ask him many questions about his experiences. He was in a Sherman tank in Africa, Sicily, then Italy and was at Monte Casino. 

Any feedback would be wonderful.



Hereward
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My father, James Buchan Dundas-Taylor "Buck" joined the RAC and was poted to the 2nd Lothans and Border horse in 1939. He was severely wounded at 4:30pm in the a tank battle in the battle for Tunisia. He was repatriated to Wales then to Ediburgh. He spent a year recovering in hospital before being discharged.


He served in B Squadron as a gunner/loader/radio operator (he spoke German) (and occasionally diver) in the Sqn leader tank.

He was wounded attempting to save the driver, Trooper Jack Hunter, from their burning Sherman. Sadly Hunter died the next day.

I would like like to travel to North Africa and follow their footsteps and of course visit Trooper Hunters grave.



James Donald McLeod
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Julian
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Extremely honoured to be a Grandson of Frank Dennis Gent.



Julian
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Mel
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Son of 2nd  L&BH Trooper Wounded in Tunisia. Buck Taylor



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lisa
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