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Lancelot Martin Delbridge


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lancelot Martin AWMM
  • Surname
    Delbridge AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 531 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    ChristchurchCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
    Parents : James M. Martin and Nancie Gough Martin Delbridge (step-mother, Faversham, England) Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - NAA :
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 19 August 1914 AWMM Hannan's Chambers Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.M. Delbridge, Alphington, Victoria AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 19 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 531 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 19 August 1914 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Age 23 AWMM
    Engineer's Labourer/Civilian Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
    Western AustraliaAustralia Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    23 September 1916 AWMMKilled in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • "... I must explain that when the boy was only nine years of age, it became necessary for me to take my children and leave my husband on account of his depraved behaviour and from that time he contributed nothing whatever to the upbringing of my son ..." (letter to A.I.F. Base Depot from Delbridge's stepmother pleading her case for her son's medals).

    The couple were irrevocably estranged as evidenced by the eyewitness account. There was a bitter battle over the distribution of the medals and plaque to which the next of kin were entitled. Eventually the Minister for the Army intervened and had a shilling each-way, deeming Delbridge's father receive the 1914/15 Star and his step-mother the British War Medal,

    Mrs. Delbridge's letter (part-quoted above) revealed she had another son, Maxl, who served with the R.A.N. aboard H.M.A.S. Brisbane. He subsequently provided a Statutory Declaration supporting his mother's claim and confirmed his father had not supported the children for many years. Public - Brian - Researcher - 27 May 2016 - Personal research
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About death

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  • Death
    23 September 1916 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
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    AIF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM


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27 May 2016BrianMelbourne, AustraliaResearcher

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