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William Daniel DENTON

Regimental number2021
Place of birthBingara, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKeera Street, Bingara, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinUncle, John Choyee, Bingara PO, Bingara, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (exempt area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1915
Place of enlistmentNarrabri, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Cerisy on 8 August 1918.
Recommendation date: 16 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date17 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orsova', 8 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit: gun shot wound, right shoulder and knee), Sydney, 17 April 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DENTON William Daniel

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