A great sportsman and larger than life character
0 Have your say Some months ago in this column I reported on the exploits of Whitley Bay man Stanley Kent whose tales of derring-do on the Western Front in the First World War read like a page out of a Boy’s Own story – a larger than life character who was a leader and a real inspiration to the men in his battalion.
Our intrepid researchers have now uncovered the story of another casualty of that great conflict, equally larger than life, and a man trusted and admired by those he came in contact with. There must be something about the sea air that breeds such characters as he also hailed... read more
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