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William Joseph DENNY

Date of birth6 December 1872
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSolicitor
AddressSouth Terrace, West Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinSister, Miss M.C.Denny, South Terrace, West Adelaide, South Australia
Enlistment date17 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Ammunition Column
Promotions

Lieutenant


Unit: Permanent Supernumery List
Promotion date: 5 June 1916

Temporary CAPT


Promotion date: 20 April 1918

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst engaged on pack transport work near HOOGE on 15 Septemebr 1917.
Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateDischarged 5 June 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while engaged on pack transport work. He showed the greatest coolness and initiative throughout, especially when his convoy came under heavy shell fire. Though wounded he personally obtained assistance for two of his men who were wounded, and then re-organized his command and reached his destination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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