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|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Manchester, England|
|Death||11 Apr 1917|
|Place of Death||Bullecourt, France|
|Age at Enlistment||42 years|
5'7½" (1.71m) tall ; 136 lbs|
61.689 kg; fresh complexion ; brown eyes ; brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||c/- Karri Timber Co, Barrabupp, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Adelaide Ester Denteith|
|Date of Enlistment||24 May 1916|
|Unit/Formation||16th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement / 4th Brigade, 4th Division|
|Date of Embarkation||13 Oct 1916 ‒ 2 Dec 1916|
|Ship Embarked On||HMAT A23 Suffolk|
|Fate||Killed in Action 11 Apr 1917 1st Bullecourt|
Jarrahdale War Memorial |
Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Australian War Memorial
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entries - 1915 - 1916 Barrabupp, mill hand.
Prior to emigrating to Australia, Thomas had served for 7 years with the 3rd Hussars.
Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 24 May 1916 and on 20 Jul 1916 he was allocated to the 20th reinforcement draft for the 16th Battalion, travelling with them to England.
On arrival in England he was sent to the 4th Training Battalion until he was ready for France, when he proceeded overseas through Folkestone aboard HMT Princess Victoria on 16 Jan 1917. On 21 Jan 1917 he had been taken on strength of the 16th Battalion who at that time were in Mametz rebuilding and retraining in addition to providing working parties.
In April, the battalion was a part of the attacking force during a battle that became known as 1st Bullecourt. Large numbers of troops were cut off in German lines when they were failed by both Artillery and tanks, with over a thousand captured. Initially Thomas was marked down as missing in action, and it wasn't until a Court of Enquiry was appointed on 30 Oct 1917 that he was declared to have been killed in action on 11 Apr 1917. Sadly his Red Cross file  is all but non-existent and tells us nothing in relation to the way that Thomas was killed.
Adelaide Esther died in Claremont on 6 Jul 1947, aged 68
Although his records don't show the link to Jarrahdale other than by occupation, he is listed in the South West Advertiser articles, is on the hand written list held in the SJ Library and is included on the Jarrahdale Honour Board.
Son Thomas Harry Denteith served with the 2nd AIF during WW2. AASC Private WX500729.
- "Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files - Thomas Dentieth". Australian War Memorial. 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.