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Bill Denny (6 December 1872 – 2 May 1946) was a South Australian journalist, lawyer, Labor politician and decorated soldier who held a seat in the South Australian House of Assembly for 32 years. He was elected in 1900, re-elected in 1902, defeated in 1905, re-elected in 1906 and then retained his seat until defeated in 1933. Denny was the Attorney-General of South Australia in the Labor government of 1910–1912 led by John Verran. In August 1915, Denny enlisted in the First Australian Imperial Force to serve in World War I, initially as a trooper in the 9th Light Horse Regiment. After being commissioned in 1916, he served in the artillery on the Western Front. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions when he was wounded while leading a convoy into forward areas near Ypres in September 1917. He was again Attorney-General in the governments led by John Gunn, Lionel Hill and Robert Richards. When Denny died in 1946 aged 73, he was accorded a state funeral. (Full article...)
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