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Dennis Eldon Maurice

Son of Arthur Walter Dennis and Florrie Alberta Hallam  

 

Service Australian Army, Service Number TX33, Date of Birth 16 Mar 1918, Place of Birth Glenorchy, Tas, Date of Enlistment 20 Oct 1939, Locality on Enlistment Derwent Park Tas, Place of Enlistment Hobart Tas, Next of Kin Dennis A, Date of Death 1 Jan 1943, Rank Private, Posting on Death, 2/12 Australian Infantry Battalion, Roll of Honour Glenorchy Tas

Served Middle East and after leave in England was on his way home to Australia when they were diverted to New Guinea where Eldon was killed by Japanese sniper fire.  

FROM DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER

In Memory of ELDON MAURICE DENNIS Private TX33

A.I.F. 2/12 Bn., Australian Infantry who died on Friday 1 January 1943 . Age 24

Additional Information: Son of Arthur Walter and Florrie Alberta Dennis, of Derwent Park , Tasmania .

Cemetery: PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERYPapua New Guinea

Grave or Reference Panel Number: C6. D. 1.

In Memory of Private ELDON MAURICE DENNIS

 Private DENNIS, Son of Arthur Walter and Florrie Alberta Dennis, of Derwent Park , Tasmania .

In a letter to his mother Pte Dennis wrote

Now In Palestine It's a wonderful place. We get plenty of fruit and milk. Trip from Syria to Palestine was very pretty. I feel it a bit cold after Syria. The heat there was terrible. Camel ticks, flies, etc. Was in the fighting there but came out O.K. pretty dirty, and with a good growth on my face. Had a letter from Padre Salter.

When I come home Iíll want plenty of steak and eggs!

Photo courtesy Dennis Dwyer

 

 

 

 

 

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