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Andrew Upton
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My Mum's sent me the following information on a number of our Australian family members who were awarded the MM (and subsequently bars!), and asking me for any further information.

However, this is really out of my scope of expertise, and I was wondering if anyone on the Forum would be able to help me, or point me in the right direction as to where I should look next?

I should point out that I have seen the accompanying PDF files for the first half of the information, and will try and attach later if possible.

Thanks in advance,

Andrew Upton.

Honours and Awards (Recommendations: First World War)

See Introduction for further information.

YOUR SEARCH RETURNED 5 RECORDS.

Densley , A I

Click to view this recommendation.

(PDF file)

Service Number: 3539

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 32nd Battalion

Award: Military Medal

Date of Award: 15/08/1918

Densley , Alfred Ingledew

Click to view this recommendation.

(PDF file)

Service Number: 3539

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 32nd Battalion

Award: Distinguished Conduct Medal

Date of Award: 13/08/1918

Densley , William

Click to view this recommendation.

(PDF file)

Service Number: 1236

Rank: Bombardier

Unit: 6th Battery 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Award: Bar to Military Medal

Date of Award: 17/03/1918

Densley , William

Click to view this recommendation.

(PDF file)

Service Number: 1236

Rank: Gunner

Unit: 6th Battery 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Award: Distinguished Conduct Medal

Date of Award: 27/10/1917

Densley , William

Click to view this recommendation.

(PDF file)

Service Number: 1236

Rank: Bombardier

Unit: 6th Battery 2nd Field Artillery Brigade

Award: Bar to Military Medal

Date of Award: 17/03/1918

Honours & Awards (Gazetted) Database

See Introduction for further information.

YOUR SEARCH RETURNED 3 RECORDS.

Densley, A I

Service Number: 3539

Rank: Sergeant

Unit: 32nd Bn

Service: Army

Honour / Award: Military Medal

Date of London Gazette: 24 January 1919, page 1251, position 22

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 23 May 1919, page 898, position 135

Densley, William

Service Number: 1236

Rank: Bombardier

Unit: Aty

Service: Army

Honour / Award: Bar to Military Medal

Date of London Gazette: 12 June 1918, page 7004, position 4

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 7 November 1918, page 2113, position 4

Densley, William

Service Number: 1236

Rank: Gunner

Unit: 2nd FAB

Service: Army

Honour / Award: Military Medal

Date of London Gazette: 4 February 1918, page 1618, position 7

Date of Commonwealth of Australia Gazette:

27 June 1918, page 1392, position 123

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I believe the same site has Australian Service Documents available to download,which may just possibly shed some light on the MM Recommendations{ie a Citation} & also the London Gazette wil have these wards promulgated{Just a listed confirmation of award buy name/number/Regiment/Rank;but no further information},but this may involve a bit of a search {Which @ least you can reduce by the dating of the recommendation}

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Thanks for the reply, I would have posted sooner, but I couldn't access the site for some reason!

I'll pass the first bit on to my Mum, but how would one go about searching the London Gazette? Is there an online version?

All the best,

Andrew.

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Last post just got eaten...

Online London Gazette is here:

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSe...e=0&Referer=WW1

Densley gives 3 results:

1 x Gloucestershire Reg. + W Densley MM & Bar

MM

Gazette 4-2-1918

1236 Gnr. W. Densley, F.A.

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

Bar

Gazette 12-6-1918

1236 Bombr. W. Densley, M.M., Aust. F.A.

(M.M.'s gazetted 4th February, 1918.)

http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...&selHonourType=

You will need full names for DCMs.

Citations for MMs are not in the Gazette.

Steve.

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Thanks for the help Steve, I'll pass the information on.

Unfortunately for me, this means that there are probably some very expensive medal groups out there which I'll have to start looking for now! :rolleyes:

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Andrew

In case you are interested there is a historian in South Australia who is writing the history of the 32nd Battalion. He may have some info on the Densley in the 32nd Bn.

If you are interested I can pass on his details to you.

Regards

Andrew

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Andrew

In case you are interested there is a historian in South Australia who is writing the history of the 32nd Battalion. He may have some info on the Densley in the 32nd Bn.

If you are interested I can pass on his details to you.

Regards

Andrew

Very much interested! Could you either email or PM me contact details?

Andrew.

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Hi Andrew

Sent through a PM with his details.

Regards

Andrew

Message received, thanks again.

Andrew Upton.

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