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Alfred Ingleden DENSLEY

Regimental number3539
AddressKeith, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Beatrice Cuzons Densley, Charlton Street, Exeter, South Australia
Enlistment date28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 12 August 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF32
Promotion date: 5 January 1919


Unit: INF32
Promotion date: 5 April 1919

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal (altered to Military Medal)

'Work at Morcourt Valley on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 5 July 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)Spelt Alfred Ingledew Densley on Nominal Roll.

Military Medal

'Sergeant DENSLEY displayed much gallantry and devotion to duty during the advance on 8th August. When MORCOURT Valley was reached Sergeant DENSLEY was moving with ''A' Company and they came under Machine Gun Fire from the wood there. He displayed much coolness and initiative by immediately collecting a party in and succeeded in putting the gun out of action. He himself disabling a number of Boche in doing so. Sergeant DENSLEY then proceeded through the enemy at great personal risk. His coolness and devotion to duty was a fine example to those under him and his work was done in a most thorough and cheerful manner. aiding much to maintain the spirits of those in connection with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 January 1958
Age at death68
Place of burialKeith Cemetery, South Australia

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