DENHAM, Joah Selwyn

Known as: 
Joe
Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Lincolnshire Constabulary
Regiment/Corps: 
Sherwood Forresters
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241763
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]
30 August 1944 granted an Immediate Emergency Commission as Second Lieutenant [3].
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 [4].
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 [5].

Sources
[1] London Gazette 36349, page 519.
[2] National Archives file WO373/4/315.
[3] London Gazette 36754, page 4799.
[4] The 1939 Register covering Horncastle.
[5] Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 106 (1998)
 
Notes
First name spelt as on sources [1][3][4]. Shown as Joab in [2] and Joseph in [5].
 

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