John Thomas Ernest Gentle
- Born: 1888, Rutherglen, Victoria Australia
- Died: 4 Aug 1916, The Somme, France at age 28
- BuriedMale: 1916, Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme France
Private 101 25th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F who died on Friday, 4th August 1916. Age 28.
Additional Information: of George & Jane Ann Gentle, of Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel- Becourt, Somme, France
Grave Reference/Panel Number: I U 18.
Location: Becourt is 2 kilometres on the east side of Albert. The Military Cemetery is on the south side of the road from Becourt to Albert.
Historical Information: The Military Cemetery was begun in August 1915, by the 51st (Highland) Division, & carried on by the 18th & other Divisions in the line until the Battles of the Somme, 1916. It continued in use, chiefly by Field Ambulances, until April 1917; & Plot II was made by the 18th Division at the end of August 1918. There are now over 700, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified & a special memorial is erected to a soldier from the United Kingdom buried among them. Three German graves have been removed. The Cemetery covers an area of 4,327 square metres & is enclosed by a rubble wall.[goss1.FTW]
Noted events in his life were:
• Military: WWI.