Denzil Leslie GOVETT


GOVETT, Denzil Leslie

Service Number: VX29955
Enlisted: 21 June 1940
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Boulder, Western Australia, 27 June 1914
Home Town: Caulfield, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Aircraft Accident, Burner Creek, New South Wales, Australia, 14 October 1943, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery
Plot E Row C Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wagga Wagga Cenotaph
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Lieutenant, SN VX29955
21 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN VX29955
21 Jun 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN VX29955
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, SN VX29955

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George and Lily Anne Govett; husband of Evelyn May Govett, of Wagga Wagga.

The death occurred in an air-craft accident in New South Wales recently of Lieut. Denzil Leslie Govett, A.I.F. Originally a member of the 2 / 22nd Battalion, he served in Rabaul, and was injured there and afterwards discharged from the Army. Some months later he re-enlisted and underwent commando training, and was connected with that unit at the time of his death. Lieut. Govett was 29 years of age, and received his education at Scotch College, Melbourne. He was the younger son of the late Mr. George Govett and Mrs Govett, of Glen Iris, Melbourne, and is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Evelyn Hartwig, of Wagga. His only brother, George, is a prisoner of war in Germany.


Biography contributed by David Barlow

De Havilland Dragon A34-37 of 36SQN (Paratroop Training Unit) crashed at Burner Creek, NSW killing Sergeant Ian Eustace Hollingdale 432005 RAAF

Also killed were Major Ivan Lockhart Smith VX44388 & Lieutenant Denzil Leslie Govett VX29955 of the 1st Parachute Battalion - Australian Infantry