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Lance Corporal Paul Harold Denehey, No. 1 Squadron Special Air Service (SAS), who was killed by a wild elephant while on patrol along the Sabah border in Borneo on 06 Jun 1965.
Paul Denehey was born in Victoria on 21 January 1944. He enlisted in the Army on 22 February 1962 and was allotted to the Royal Australian Signals. He was posted to 1 SAS Company Royal Australian Regiment on 13 August 1963 and underwent Recondo training in 1964. Paul came from the School of Signals with the rank of Signaller.
"Soldier buried - SINGAPORE, Friday (AAP-Reuter).- An Australian soldier who was killed by a wild elephant in Borneo earlier this week was buried here today at the Ulu Pandan Military Cemetery. He was Lance-Corporal Paul Harold Denehey, of the First Special Air Service Squadron, from Melbourne, Victoria. Corporal Denehey was one of a four-man patrol moving near the Sabah Indonesian border when the wild elephant attacked and gored him. He died before help could reach him in the mountainous, jungle-clad inland regions of Sabah." - from the Canberra Times 12 Jun 1965 (

June 6, 1965

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