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Thomas Andrew DENNY

Regimental number5002
Place of birthOrange New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressEdward Street, Orange East, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Denny, Edward Street, Orange East, New South Wales
Enlistment date20 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 23 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'During the advance on the 18 September, 1918, near Le Verguier, on returning from delivering a despatch He came across a small party which had become detached from the company. He took charge, and led them towards a portion of trench which proved to be still in occupation of the enemy. Bombing vigorously up and down the trench, he established touch with his own company and also with the unit on the flank.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 35
Date: 15 April 1920

Date of death2 June 1968

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