DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Known as: 
Sherwood Forresters
Service numbers: 
14241763 & 329309
Honours & Awards: 
Lieutenant Denham MM

Corporal Joah Selwyn Denham was awarded the MM [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations at Cape Spartivento, Italy, between 27 August and 5 September 1943 [2]

On the 30th August 1944 Cpl. Denham, M.M. was granted an Immediate Emergency Commission from the ranks in the rank of 2nd Lieutenant [3].

Post war his death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 106 issued March 1998. He is listed there as Capt. Joseph Selwyn Denham (1 Bde HQ. & 3 Cdo)  of Birchwood, Lincs.

[1] London Gazettes 27 Jan. 1944 Supp. 36349, page 519.
[2] National Archives file WO373/4/315.
[3] London Gazettes 17 Oct. 1944 Supp. 36754, page 4799.
First name spelt as on both LG entries. Shown as Joab in the NA file and Joseph in the CA newsletter.

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