...landing the Boer general Cronje on the island of St. Helena after the latter's defeat and capture. The 13 June, 1900 edition of The Straights
Times
quotes a personal letter from Denison. Cronje's wife had been ill...with seasickness for much of the voyage and Dension asked if he a
doctor to look in on her. Cronje said 'Yes, but who is the doctor'? 'Oh, you can have the ships doctor.' 'What is his name?' 'Doctor Jameson.'
"Oh, no thank you, never mind". It seems that Cronje had no desire to be involved with any doctor who bore the same name as the leader the
infamous 1895-96 raid.

Denison transferred to the army in and was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry on 8 January, 1902. He was
promoted Lieutenant on 15 November, 1905 and Captain on 5 August, 1914. He served in Ireland, again in South Africa and Crete and was
seconded for service in Canada from 1906 to 1908 and after his return to Britain was appointed Adjutant of the 2nd Battalion, The King's Own
Yorkshire Light Infantry.

After attending staff college (1912-13) he received a staff appointment at the War Office though with the outbreak of World War One he
immediately rejoined his regiment. He left for France with the Expeditionary Force and was severely wounded at Le Cateau on 26 August,
1914. Captain Bertram Noel Dension died of wounds on 15 September, 1914. He was buried at Le Cateau Communal Cemetery.

Denison married the former Miss. Gladys May Nordheimer at St James Cathedral, Toronto, Canada on 2 October, 1907. They had one
daughter, Yvonne, born on 12 December, 1908.


Carte de Visite
G. F. West & Sons - Photographer
Gosport, Hampshire, England
c. 1900