Denis George Maloney
SERVICE NO.: 1678
UNITS SERVED: 43rd Battalion
PERSONAL DETAILS: Denis George Maloney was born in Hammond in South Australia, in 1893. He was married to Veronica and they were living in Broken Hill when he enlisted. He was 5’ 9 ½ “ tall, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He was Roman Catholic and was a labourer.
ENLISTMENT DETAILS: Denis enlisted on the 6th April 1916 at Broken Hill.
DETAILS ABOUT ROLE IN WAR: Denis left Adelaide aboard the Afric on the 9th June 1916 arriving in Southampton on the 24th July. After training with the 11th Training Battalion he joined the 43rd Battalion on the 12th November. On the 9th December he was admitted to hospital with mumps, rejoining his unit on the 30th December 1916. He remained with the battalion as they completed their training in readiness for the attack at Messines in June. On the 31st July in a further attack near Warneton, Denis was wounded with a gunshot to the head. He was returned to England where he was admitted to hospital on the 12th August. He was in hospital for 44 days and then was sent to a convalescence unit on the 6th December 1917. He was then readmitted to hospital with Bronchitis on the 6th January, where he died 7 days later.
AGE AT DEATH: 24
MEMORIAL DETAILS: Sutton Veny (St John) Churchyard, United Kingdom Grave 316. D. 6