Denis Sylvester CUSACK


CUSACK, Denis Sylvester

Service Number: 3020
Enlisted: 22 June 1915, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Wallangarra , Queensland, 1889
Home Town: Wallangarra, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Jennings Public School, Tenterfield area, NSW
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 11 June 1917
Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
III. C. 40.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Dalby War Memorial, Wallangarra War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3020, 9th Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Queensland
5 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3020, 9th Infantry Battalion
5 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3020, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Warilda, Brisbane
11 Jun 1917: Involvement SN 3020, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Denis Sylvester CUSACK was born in 1889 in Wallangerra, Queensland & was registered in Tenterfield in NSW

His parents were John Joseph CUSACK and Nora Agnes KENEALLY



Sergeant-Major Cusack, who was born at the border of NSW and Queensland, was about 29 years of age

While in Dalby, Sergeant Major Cusack was presented by the townspeople with a gold medal suitably inscribed, for an act of bravery during a large outbreak of fire in that town

While on final leave from Enoggera, he was the recipient of a handsome wristlet watch and other tokens of esteem from the Dalby Citizens

His name is memorialised on the Australia War Memorial & the Dalby Roll of Honour