Bessent, Herbert Gordon

Regimental Number: 2115567
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Army Service Corps; Canadian Engineers Motor Transport Company

Herbert was born in Gillingham, England on April 11, 1895. In 1948 he received a commemorative medallion as a reminder of his part in the liberation of Mons in World War I. Herbert was a dispatch rider in the CEMT and entered Mons a few hours after the liberation. Herbert was married to Elsie May Roberts. He died in Grande Prairie in January of 1957. A park in Grande Prairie was named after him in 2014.

Sources: Grande Prairie Legion Album