Joseph Richard DENTON MiD

DENTON, Joseph Richard

Service Number: 8543
Enlisted: 20 September 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column
Born: Strathalbyn, South Australia, March 1880
Home Town: Goodwood, Unley, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bedstead maker
Memorials: Unley Town Hall WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

20 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 8543, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 8543, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
24 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 8543, 6th Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Botanist, Melbourne
17 Oct 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 8543, 2nd Divisional Ammunition Column

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"The military authorities advise that the name of Sergeant J. R. Denton was mentioned in the dispatches of Field-Marshall Earl Haig on March 16, 1919, as deserving of special mention for conspicuous service rendered by him. Sergeant Denton, who enlisted in 1915, returned in August. He has served 23 years with the military forces, and belonged to the Australian Field Artillery before enlistment. He secured his long service medal two years ago." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 17 Dec 1919 (