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Harold DENCH

Place of birthSouth Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEstate agent
Address154 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, H Dench, 154 Burke Road, Camberwell, Victoria
Enlistment date26 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 20 October 1917

Military Cross (Altered to Mention in Despatches)


Work near Bray on 24 August 1918.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: 5 September 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateKilled in Action 24 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialBray Vale British Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave no. 10), Bray-Sur-Somme, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
129
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Frederick and Rebecca Jane DENCH, 380 Burke Road, Hawthorn, Victoria. Native of South Melbourne
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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