Air Mechanic First Class Clarence Linzee GENT

Service No: 142
Born: Shepparton VIC, May 1892
Enlisted in the Army: 10 March 1916
Unit: No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps
Died: Injuries from a Ground Accident, Palestine, 13 December 1917, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Gaza War Cemetery, Gaza, Israel
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Eleanor M. Gent, of 19 Knowles Street, Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Place of Association: Shepparton VIC
Remembered: Panel 188, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Air Mechanic Gent died from extensive burns received when he attempted to light a stove with petrol.  There was an explosion and he was covered in flaming liquid.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record B2455, GENT C L


Lax, M. (Mark) (editor) One Man’s War: Aircraft Mechanic Joe Bull’s Personal diaries 1916-9, Banner Books, Maryborough QLD 4650, 1997
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Sutherland, L. W. (Leslie) Aces and Kings, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1935
Williams, Sir R. (Richard) (1) These are Facts: the Autobiography of Air Marshal Sir Richard Williams KBE, CB, DSO, Australian War Memorial and Australian Government Publishing Service, 1977 – Chapters 3-9

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