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Arthur John Graham DENTON

Regimental number597
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBank clerk
Address14 Cheeter Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinBrother, Herbert Norman Denton, 14 Cheeter Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service42nd Infantry
Enlistment date9 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 14, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919

Military Medal

'This man has exhibited the highest courage and devotion to duty during the past four months. Under exceptionally trying circumstances he has been a man who could be placed in particularly dangerous positions and yet have his officer's highest confidence. On several occasions he has volunteered for dangerous work and has always succeeded in justifying the reliance placed on him. This gallantry and determination are most praiseworthy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 75
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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