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DENEHY, Charles Aloysius DSO, VD, CdG, Order of the Crown

Charles Aloysius Denehy DSO, VD, CdG, Order of the Crown

Lieutenant-Colonel  Charles Aloysius Denehy DSO, VD, CdG, Order of the Crown

7th Battalion AIF

57th Battalion AIF

58th Battalion AIF

59th Battalion AIF

Mentioned in Dispatches – 12th October, 1916

Mentioned in Dispatches – 28th December, 1917

Mentioned in Dispatches – 11th July, 1919

Awarded Distinguished Service Order – 8th November, 1917

‘For conspicuous gallantry and ability. When in command of a defence which was ceaselessly bombarded he was able, by his courage and fine example, to maintain the spirit of his men in spite of heavy losses, and later he organized and successfully carried through an attack, capturing 187 prisoners, and securing many machine guns and trench mortars.’

Awarded Bar to  Distinguished Service Order – 29th January, 1920

‘For conspicuous gallantry during the attack on the Hinderberg line, near Bellicourt, from 29th September, to 2nd October, 1918. On 29th September the task of the Brigade was to pass through other troops who had carried out the initial attack. The latter proved unable to consolidate on their objective, and pushed his battalion forward, and under very heavy fire re-organized other troops as part of his battalion, eventually clearing up the situation. Later in the day he pushed his battalion forward, and subsequently consolidated in the Le Catelet system. Throughout the operations his able leadership was most marked.’

Order of the Crown of Italy – 3rd February, 1917

Citation: Not available

Croix de Guerre (Belgian) – 23rd July, 1919

Citation: Not available


ADFA Database

National Archives – Service Record

Further Reading -The Seventh Battalion, AIF – Resume of the activities of Seventh Battalion in the Great War

Further Reading – Give Me Back My Dear Old Cobbers – 58th & 59th Battalions AIF

Picture Source – National Archives of Australia

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4 Responses

  1. i like this page it seemed intersting. thankyou for the info

  2. can somebody please reply or i will die literally

  3. Adam Elliott

    here is his entry in the australian dictionary of biography – http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/denehy-charles-aloysius-5952

    A descendant has just published a biography: http://booksonwaraustralia.blogspot.com/2015/03/pompey-ellotts-left-hand-man-lt-colonel.html

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