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James Samuel DENTON

Place of birthPort Adelaide, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
AddressPazely, Great Southern Railway, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs E A Denton, c/o J A Liddellow, Farnham, Strathcona Street, West Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Honorary Major)
Unit name11th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal Roll49th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: 30 July 1916

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 25-26 April 1915

FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'During the operations in the neighbourhood of Gaba Tepe on the 25th April, 1915, for valuable services in obtaining and transmitting information to ships' guns and mountain batteries, and subsequently for holding a trench, with about 20 men, for over six days, repulsing several determined attacks.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No.
Date: 3 July 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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