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Denis Alfred STINSON

Regimental number183
Place of birthPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolSt Joseph's (Catholic) School, Woollahra, and M.B.H.S. St Mary's Cathedral, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationTram employee
AddressAllan Street, Glebe Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, William J Stinson, 126 Underwood Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name36th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular

He was one of the first casualties in Carmichael's Riflesmen's Thousand, being with three others, members of a machine gun crew, blown up in a very severe bombardment by the enemy 22/1/1917.

FateKilled in Action 22 January 1917
Place of death or woundingArmentieres, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 26), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William John and Katherine STINSON, 32 Phillip Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsCousins: 527 Pte Alexander STINSON, 1st Light Horse Regiment, died of wounds, 19 May 1915; 5644 Pte Leo Ambrose STINSON, 29th Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917; Brother: W.J. STINSON gained distinction for Home Service as Machine Gun Instructor.~
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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