|...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
Straits 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?' Denison replied 'Oh, you can have the
ship's doctor.' Cronje inquired 'What is his name?' 'Doctor Jameson.' Denison replied ‘Oh, no thank you, never mind’ Cronje
retorted. It seems that Cronje had no desire to be involved with any British doctor who bore the same name as the leader the
infamous 1895-96 raid into Boer territory which help precipitate the Anglo-Boer War.
Denison transferred to the army in 1902 and was gazetted a 2nd Lieutenant in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry on 8
January. 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 his wounds on 15 September, 1914. He was buried at Le Cateau
For his brief service during World War One, Dension would be entitled to the 1914 Star with clasp and the British War and Victory
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.
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