DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Known as: 
Joe
Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Sherwood Forresters
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
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.

Sources
[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.
 
Notes
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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