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Danks, Arthur Beethoven (6331)

Place of Birth: North Melbourne, VIC

Age: 22 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 12 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 6331            view online service record

201 Station Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Gertrude Danks (mother)
201 Station Street
North Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Field Artillery Brigade – 10th Battery

RTA: Sunday, 27 April 1919
Discharged: Saturday, 2 August 1919

Brother: William Haydn Danks

Arthur played 48 games with Richmond in the Victorian Football League.

1917 ‘FELICITIES AT THE BASE.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 2 June, p. 4. , viewed 06 Apr 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 4, 2017 10.39 am 0Likes

    Arthur DANKS had played 48 VFL games with Richmond (1912-15) before he enlisted; he was full back in the “Camp” team of volunteers from League clubs who where in training and played the 1915 premiers Carlton in a charity match for the Wounded Soldier’s Fund the week following the Grand Final.

    Danks proved something of a handful for the A.I.F., being convicted at various times of being Absent Without Leave, leaving a parade without permission, and then while in France, striking a local civilian.  He was also hospitalised twice with venereal disease.  He embarked to return to Australia on 24 April, 1919, his departure delayed by another spell in hospital, the reasons for which were not given. Died 25 December 1964 (aged 73)

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