DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Known as: 
Unit / Base: 
3 Commando
Prior Police Service: 
Lincolnshire Constabulary
Sherwood Forresters
14241763 and 329309
Honours & Awards: 
Lieutenant Denham MM
Corporal Joah Denham was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations at Cape Spartivento, Italy, between 27 August and 5 September 1943 [1][2]
15.11.1943 Lance Sergeant, No.3 Commando HQ (Admin) [3].
30.08.1944 granted an Immediate Emergency Commission as Second Lieutenant [4].
Joah Denham volunteered for the Commandos as part of the Police Intakes of 1942. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing in Conging Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire [5].
Post war member of the Commando Association from Birchwood, Lincs. They list his final rank as Captain and that he also served in 1 Commando Brigade HQ [6].

[1] London Gazette 36349, page 519.
[2] National Archives file WO373/4/315.
[3] No.3 Cdo. War Diary 15/11/43 Appx.J5.
[4] London Gazette 36754, page 4799.
[5] The 1939 Register covering Horncastle.
[6] Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 106 (1998)
First name spelt as on sources [1][3][4]. Shown as Joab in [2] and Joseph in [5].

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