Leslie Joseph DENNISON

DENNISON, Leslie Joseph

Service Numbers: W2277, V74195
Enlisted: 13 August 1940
Last Rank: Stoker 2/c
Last Unit: HMAS Kuttabul (Shore)
Born: Kensington, Victoria, 29 August 1917
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: RAN Stoker
Died: Killed in Action, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1 June 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Footscray Cemetery, Victoria
Roman Catholic, Compartment B, Grave No. 1546 , Footscray Cemetery, Footscray, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Garden Island Naval Base HMAS Kuttabul Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement W2277
13 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, V74195, General / Motor Transport Company/ies
26 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Stoker 2/c, W2277, HMAS Kuttabul (Shore), Killed on 1 June 1942, Sydney Harbour.
26 Nov 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Able Seaman, W2277

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Biography contributed by Terry Walsh

Leslie had previously been a Private in the 2nd AIF, having joined on 13 August, 1940. He was discharged on 27 October, 1941 from the 14 Reserve Motor Transport Company. He later joined the Royal Australian Navy as a Stoker II on 26 November, 1941. Sadly, Leslie was killed on 1 June, 1942 when onboard HMAS Kuttabul, when she was attacked by a Japanese midget submarine.