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Edwin John DENNIS

Regimental number1707
Place of birthPort Broughton, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCarpenter
AddressRiddleton, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr W.E. Dennis, Blythe Street, Riddleton, South Australia
Enlistment date13 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 11 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll48th Battalion
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He gallantry led his men forward in the face of very heavy fire, and succeeded in gaining his objective, which he consolidated. He was wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Military Medal

'At POZIERES he took command of a Platoon of his Company and during the period 5th/7th August, 1916, and especially during the enemy attack on the morning of the 7th August, 1916, was most cool and courageous in the command of his Platoon and the tending of wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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