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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Harry Leonard DENSLOW

Born 2 July 1896 at Churchill in Axminster, Devon, England [16] [30]
Son of John and Emily DENSLOW [20]
Grew up in Churchill in Axminster, Devon, England where his father was employed as a carter on a farm [20]
In 1901 was in Churchill with his parents and siblings Charles, Lilian, Dora, Eva, Reginald, Dennis, Margaret, Gilbert and Phyllis [20]
Worked as a Farmhand in England [70]
Departed London, England on the Demosthenes and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 12 February 1914 [70]
Successfully applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force in Wagin on 9 February 1916 [30]
     Officially enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force at Blackboy Hill on 15 February 1916 [30: item 3501469]
     On enlistment he was 5 feet 9¾ inches tall, weighed 150 lbs., and had blue eyes, brown hair and a medium complexion [30]
     Gave his father John DENSLOW as his next of kin, his address still being Churchill in Axminster, Devon, England [30]
     After training at Blackboy Hill and Claremont was appointed on 2 June 1916 to the A Company of the 44th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A29 Suevic on 6 June 1916 [94]
     After time in England was posted to the 11th Battalion, and a day later proceeded to France 16 September 1916 [30]
     Private 84A in the Australian Imperial Force's 11th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     Embarked Plymouth, England on the Suevic and arrived back in Fremantle, Western Australia on 12 November 1917 [70]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 30 November 1917; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
In 1918 was living in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [30]
Farm Manager in Carnamah in 1920, and Farmer of The Wattles Farm in Carnamah 1921-1925 [6] [19] [80: 28-Oct-1925]
His farm in Carnamah was the 846 acre Victoria Location 7179 on the Carnamah Estate [44]
Member of the Carnamah Race Club in 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
One of the organisers of the dance held after the Picnic Race Meeting in Carnamah on Thursday 16 September 1920 [10: 1-Oct-1920]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1922-23 [9: 2-Mar-1923]
In 1924 he had the registered horse and cattle firebrand of XD5 [80: 28-Oct-1925]
Sold his farm in Carnamah to neighbouring farmer Roger W. CLARK, who knew the property as Dennizio Farm [P157]
Married Myrtle Frances PEACHEY in Perth in 1940 [66]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Belmont prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 16 September 1941 [16]
     Driver W15435 in the W/C Australian Army Service Corps during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 12 July 1948 [16]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kalamunda [2]
Died 23 August 1971; buried Guildford Cemetery, Perth suburb of Guildford (Roman Catholic, C, 94) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harry Leonard Denslow' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

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