|Place of birth||Ballygeary, Wexford, Ireland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||10 Boundary Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, W T Dench, 10 Boundary Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||2641A|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 56th Bn, Tel el Kabir, Egypt, 16 February 1916.
Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916 pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged from hospital and rejoined unit in the field, 26 March 1916; taken on strength of 60th Bn, 18 May 1916; transferred to 15th Brigade, Ferry Post, 19 May 1916.
Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.
Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 21 July 1916 (shrapnel wound to leg); transferred to England, 24 July 1916; discharged from 1st Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 August 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, from 15th Training Bn, England, 16 September 1916; marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 17 September 1916; marched out to unit, 28 September 1916; rejoined 60th Bn, in the field, 30 September 1916.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 4 October 1916 (pneumonia); transferred to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 5 October 1916 (rheumatism); to Ambulance Barge, 7 October 1916; to 7th General Hospital, St. Omer, 8 October 1916; to England, 14 October 1916; admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 December 1916; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 18 January 1917.
Marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 22 January 1917; transferred to, and taken on strength of, 61st Bn, 23 March 1917.
Admitted to 16th Field Ambulance and transferred to Military Hospital, Wareham, 25 March 1917 (hernia); discharged from hospital and marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 19 April 1917.
Transferred to 60th Bn and marched out to 61st Draft Bn, 19 September 1917; transferred to 30th Bn Details, Fovant, 20 October 1917; marched out for duty with Australian Army Service Corps, 3 November 1917; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 16 November 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 19 December 1917; marched in to 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Havre, France, 20 December 1917; marched out to unit, 22 December 1917; taken on strength of 30th Bn, 25 December 1917.
Admitted to 14th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 January 1918 (hernia); discharged to duty, 5 February 1918.
Rejoined unit in the field, 6 February 1918.
Admitted to 15th Australian Field Ambulance, 12 March 1918 (hernia); transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 13 March 1918; to No 1 Convalescent Depot, 19 March 1918; to 25th General Hospital, 20 March 1918; to England, 6 April 1918; admitted to Bath War Hospital, England, 6 April 1918; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 19 April 1918; discharged from hospital and marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 April 1918.
Admitted to Brigade Hospital, 28 May 1918 (sick); discharged from hospital and marched in to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 3 June 1918.
Marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 6 July 1918; marched in to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 9 July 1918; on command at Signal School, 12th Training Bn, Codford, 22 July 1918; marched in to 2nd Training Bn Concentration Camp, Codford, 15 January 1919; marched in to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 25 February 1919; marched in to No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 12 April 1919; reported to Australian Headquarters, London, 1 August 1919; granted leave, 21 August 1919.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Berrima', 6 September 1919; disembarked, Sydney, 8 November 1919; discharged, 18 January 1920.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DENCH Charles Henry|