Olivette Constance Dent-Young

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Olivette Constance Dent-Young (De Bruyn)

Nicknames: "Olivia"
Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa
Death: Died in Bath
Place of Burial: Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Pieter Arend De Bruyn, b4c10d8e7 and Olivia Mason de Bruyn / Rainier (Shawe)
Wife of John Dent-Young
Mother of Douglas Laurence Dent Young and David Dent-Young CBE
Sister of Douglas Bayley de Bruyn

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About Olivette Constance Dent-Young (De Bruyn)

John Dent-Young was fighting in the Cameroons (East Africa with the 1st Btln. Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment) during WW1.

He was wounded in the thigh, and shipped to South Africa via Mombasa to recover. According to David Dent-Young (her Son), Olivette was a nurse who met and married John Dent-Young.

(David has letters written by his father during the Cameroon campaign.)

For the latter part of her life she lived at 2 Perrymead Place, Bath (Mrs John Dent-Young listed in BT phone books ... 1934-1939: 2 Perrymead Place Tel. Combe Down 429 ; also in her Estate Notice)

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Olivette Constance Dent-Young's Timeline

October 18, 1893
Pretoria, South Africa
August 18, 1903
Age 9
St John the Evangelist Church, Clanwilliam, Cape, South Africa
May 8, 1917
Age 23
St. Mary’s R.C. Cathederal, Cape Town

Wedding invitation:

"John Dent Young, Lieut. 1st Nigerian Regt. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Jules Dent Young

Olivetted Constnce de Bruyn, only daughter of the late Advocate D. P. de Bruyn of Pretoria and of Mrs, K, Rainier of Kileeran, Sea Point"

September 23, 1919
Age 25
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Name: Young, John D
Age: 31
Occ: Mining Engineer
Addr: 55 Lyncombe Hill, Bath

Name: Olivette C Young
Birth Date: abt 1894
Age: 25
Port of Departure: Africa
Arrival Date: 23 Sep 1919
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage: Lagos
Ship Name: Elmina
Search Ship Database: View the 'Elmina' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: African Steamship Company Ltd
Official Number: 129183

June 5, 1920
Age 26
Iddo, Kogi, Nigeria
Age 30
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

Bathbmd: TW2/7A/395

Birth: 1924

YOUNG Douglas Laurence Twerton - Second Series Bath DEBRUYN TW2/7A/395

Also in main Birth Index from Oct-Nov-Dec 1924 (5c 724)

March 25, 1927
Age 33
Bath, England
Age 34
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, UK

RAINIER Olivia Mason of Welton Lodge, Prior Park Road Bath wido died 27 May 1928 at Forbes Fraser Hospital Tiverton Devonshire Probat London 25 June to Olivette Constance Dent Young (wife of John Dent-Young) Effects £321 18s 9d

Age 40

Dent-Young Mrs John,
2 Perrymead pl .... @Combe Down 429

Age 43
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom