Remembering those who fought in the Great War.

Bertram Noel Denison

Son of Admiral John Denison and Florence Denison, of Rusholme, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hants; husband of Gladys May Draffen (formerly Denison).

Born, Greenock, Scotland, on 21 December 1883, the son of Rear-Admiral John Denison of Toronto, Canada, and Florence Ledgard of Yorkshire.
Bertram was educated at Harrow and sandhurst and passed first on the list from HMS Brittania, in December 1898.
Served Boer War (Midshipman, HMS Doris) with the Naval Brigade as ADC to Captain Bearcroft: operations in Transvaal, Belfast and Orange Free State. Was mentioned in a despatch, 12 March 1901.

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.

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Bertram Noel Denison