Remembering (Charles) Michael Bent (27-xi-1919 28-xii-2004)

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Remembering (Charles) Michael Bent (27-xi-1919 28-xii-2004)

Post by John Upham » Mon Dec 28, 2020 12:05 pm

Michael Bent was one of England's most eminent study composers, a successful tennis player, collector of butterflies, composer of crosswords, keen stamp collector and keen wood carver. :D

He served in the Royal Navy but suffered from motion sickness.

Remembering (Charles) Michael Bent (27-xi-1919 28-xii-2004)




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Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:04 pm

Bit of a shame that there is no picture/photo of him in that piece.
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Post by John Upham » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:21 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Bit of a shame that there is no picture/photo of him in that piece.
Indeed. We searched high and low without success. Local newspapers for Newbury might help in a lawn tennis context.

Possibly the War Office archive could help or the Royal Navy College at Dartmouth?

We looked at every one of his BCM columns hoping for a thumbnail image : perhaps he was camera shy?

If anyone can help then that would be most appreciated.
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Re: Remembering (Charles) Michael Bent (27-xi-1919 28-xii-2004)

Post by Richard James » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:55 pm

John Upham wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Bit of a shame that there is no picture/photo of him in that piece.
Indeed. We searched high and low without success. Local newspapers for Newbury might help in a lawn tennis context.

Possibly the War Office archive could help or the Royal Navy College at Dartmouth?

We looked at every one of his BCM columns hoping for a thumbnail image : perhaps he was camera shy?

If anyone can help then that would be most appreciated.
There's a photo of Michael Bent here.

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