Denis Justin DWYER

Denis Justin DWYER

Per his military service record (Depot), Denis Justin Dwyer [spelt also as Dennis Justin Dwyer] was born in Grenfell, N.S.W.[1]  He gave his age as 22 years and 6 months, his marital status as single, and his occupation as labourer.  His description on his Certificate of Medical Examination was height 5 feet 7 inches tall, weight 10 stone, with a fair complexion, grey eyes, and brown hair.  His religious denomination was Roman Catholic.  He claimed he had no previous military service.

He completed his medical examination at Molong on 22nd October 1915, and was attested by Captain T. A. Nicholas at ‘Molong (8 miles east)’, along with several other Coo-ees, on 22nd October 1915.

His next of kin was recorded on his Australian Imperial Force Attestation Paper of Persons Enlisted for Service Abroad form as his mother, Mrs R. Dwyer, 1 Yule Street, Dulwich Hill, Sydney N.S.W.

After completing the Coo-ee March he went to Liverpool Camp as reinforcement for the 13th Battalion.

On 5th December 1915 Private Dwyer was charged with being absent without leave from 2nd December to 14th December 1915.  He was recommended to be discharged.

His Statement of Service records that on 16th December 1915 Private Dwyer was discharged from the A.I.F. unlikely to become an efficient soldier.

[1] NAA: B2455, DWYER D J

 

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