Geoffrey Maitland Denniss

27 October 1910–4 February 1991 (Age 80)
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

The Life of Geoffrey Maitland

When Geoffrey Maitland Denniss was born on 27 October 1910, in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, his father, George William Denniss, was 43 and his mother, Louisa Annie Whittle Murray, was 36. He married Olive Daphne Clara Netherclift in 1935. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 4 February 1991, in Berkeley, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 80, and was buried in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Geoffrey Maitland Denniss
Olive Daphne Clara Netherclift
Marriage: 1935
Victor Denniss
Leone Denniss

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings



    Louisa Emily Denniss


    Walter John (Mick) Denniss


    Amy Lavina Denniss


    George Jacob Denniss


    Annie Cecelia Denniss


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

Age 4

August: Australia becomes involved in World War One as Britain is preparing to declare war on Germany.

Age 29

Australia joins Britain in declaration of war on Germany.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the medieval personal name Den(n)is (Latin Dionysius, Greek Dionysios ‘(follower) of Dionysos’, an eastern god introduced to the classical pantheon at a relatively late date and bearing a name of probably Semitic origin). The name was borne by various early saints, including St Denis, the martyred 3rd-century bishop of Paris who became the patron of France; the popularity of the name in England from the 12th century onwards seems to have been largely due to French influence. The feminine form Dionysia (in the vernacular likewise Den(n)is) is also found, and some examples of the surname may represent a metronymic form.2 English: variant of Dench.3 Irish (mainly Dublin and Cork): of the same origin as 1 and 2, sometimes an alternative form to Donohue but more often to MacDonough , since the personal name Donnchadh was Anglicized as Donough or Denis.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Geoffrey Maitland Denniss, "Find A Grave Index"

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