After being discharged from the army in 1945 he served as a war correspondent at the Iwo Jima and Okinawa landings, and in the initial occupation of Japan. In May 1945 he was wounded in a kamikaze strike on the British aircraft carrier HMS Formidable. He later reported on the Korean and Vietnam wars and was twice honoured for his services to journalism.
Denis Warner OBE CMG is survived by his children Shelley, Nick and Annabel, and grandchildren. He is remembered today in obituaries in the nation's leading newspapers including:
- The Canberra Times: Correspondent with impeccable contacts
- Sydney Morning Herald: Journalist Denis Warner dies
- The Australian: Reporter led the way to Asia