Arnold Lorimer DENNY

DENNY, Arnold Lorimer

Service Number: 523
Enlisted: 15 November 1914, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 56th Infantry Battalion
Born: Honor Oak Park, London, England, 24 September 1896
Home Town: Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales
Schooling: Chatswood Preparatory School; North Shore Grammar School; Hawkesbury Agricultural College
Occupation: Farmer/Student
Died: Died of wounds, Fleurbaix, France, 26 July 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot III, Row A, Grave 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour, Richmond University of Western Sydney WW1 Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Nov 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 523, Sydney, New South Wales
22 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 523, 6th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Forty-One, Sydney
22 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 523, 6th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, 523, 6th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
3 Apr 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion
24 Jul 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , GSW (head)
26 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 56th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Arnold Lorimer DENNY was born  as Thomas Arnold DENNY on 24th September, 1896 at Honour Oak Park, London, England

His parents were Thomas James DENNY Helen Isabella STITT who were both born in Australia and married in Victoria in 1893.

Rev. E.C. Robison has received advice that Lieut. A.L. Denny has died of wounds received in France. Lieut Denny first joined the light horse, was transferred to the infantry, and had just been appointed first lieutenant when the fatal wounds were received.  He had been in France only ten days when his promising career was ended.  He went right through the Gallipoli struggle, and with his mother, who at present resides at Woodford, was making arrangements to to to France next month.

He received his eduation at Chatswood Prepartory School and the North Shore Grmmar School, and when war broke out enlisted from Hawesbury Agricultural College, where he was a student, leaving as a trooper in December, 1914.  After some months in Gallipoli, where he remained until the evaucation, he passed brilliantly in gunnery, in the officers' schools, and received his commission as 2nd lieutenant.  Soon afterwards he was made first lieutneant.  His father is an old ex-student of All Saints' College.