Dentry, Norman Hugh St Omer (Lieutenant/437)
Place of Birth: Fitzroy, VIC
Age: 27 years 9 months
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 5 September 1914 – Broadmeadows, VIC
Service Number: Lieutenant/437 view online service record
72 Barkly Street
Next of Kin:
Theodora Dentry (wife)
72 Barkly Street
Date: Monday, 19 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Benalla A24
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 1st Divisional Train – No 1 Company
KIA: Wednesday, 31 October 1917
Lieutenant, 1 Pioneer Battalion, killed in action 31 October, 1917, aged 29, commemorated Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Parents: Charles St Omer and Mrs Flora DENTRY, Wife: Theodora DENTRY, born Fitzroy, educated Middle Park SS, Nott Street SS and Carlton College. He was a 27-year-old surveyor and engineer when he enlisted as a single man from Brunswick, but was given leave to marry prior to his departure, his widow later at various addresses in the St Kilda – Gardenvale area. Second son, brothers, 730, Clifford Charles DENTRY (MSM) enlisted from Brunswick, 7220, Henry St Omer DENTRY, married, from Geelong.
Additional research by Brian Membrey
Hugh Dentry, the second son of C O Dentry, a teacher at Nott Street School, was given leave prior to departure of the HMAT Benalla from Port Melbourne to marry Theodora Maud Hagens at St John’s Church, Toorak.
1914 ‘Leave for Marriage.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 24 October, p. 2, viewed 12 March, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91163728
DENTRY.—Killed in action in France on October 31, after three years’ service, Lieut. N. Hugh St. Omer, aged 30, loved second son of Charles Omer and Flora Dentry, and brother of Cliff (on active service), and Dorothy, of 72 Barkly street,
Brunswick, and loved nephew of W. F. McPherson, journalist, Fitzroy.
He can stand up straight before the Great Judge.
DENTRY.—Killed in action in France on October 31, Lieut. N. Hugh St. Omer Dentry, aged 30, the loved husband of Dora Dentry, and loving father of little “Hugh Boy.”