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DENNIS, Norman Alexander (1915-2009)

DENNIS, Norman Alexander (1915-2009)

Norman Alexander Dennis, grazier, died at Colac on 17 April 2009. He was also a communication officer with the CFA. He was educated at the College from 1927 to 1933 and afterwards, at Longrenong Agricultural College. In 1933, his final year at the Geelong College, he was a member of the Pegasus Committee, the Cadet Corps and a sub-prefect.

Very shortly after the outbreak of World War II he enlisted in the 2nd AIF at Warncoort, serving in 2/6th Battalion from November, 1939, 2/29th Battalion from January to August, 1941 and as a Captain in the 2/3rd Independent Company from August 1941. He was discharged from the AIF in October, 1943 to join the RAAF eventually training as a Flying Officer. He was at the 5th Service Flying Training School at discharge in June, 1945. For many years he lived at Coorameet, Warncoort. His father Alexander William Dennis (1887-1969) attended the College from 1901 to 1905 playing in the 1st Football Team of 1905 and as a member of the rowing crew of 1904. Norman’s sons David (OGC 1958), Tom, (OGC 1965), and Ned (OGC 1969) all attended the School.

Sources: James Affleck; Dennis Family; Herald Sun (Melb) 20 April 2009.
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