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Joseph Richard DENTON

Regimental number8543
Date of birth24 March 1880
Place of birthStrathalbyn, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Public School, Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address12 Dartmouth Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation35
Next of kinWife, Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Denton, 12 Dartmouth Street, Goodwood, South Australia
Enlistment date20 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Brigade Ammunition Column
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).
Recommendation date: 3 February 1919

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919
Discharge date17 October 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, France (Pozieres, Somme, Amiens), Belgium (Passchendaele; in charge of 2nd Division Resthome).

Arrived back in Australia, 15 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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