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Septimus Julius Augustus Denison, who, because of his year of birth, actually saw relatively little active military service but managed to rise to the rank of Major General in the British and Canadian armies. 

Septimus Julius Augustus Denison

“George Taylor Denison is one of the more colourful members of the family. He had a long military career and was an active contributor to civic duty. He was an accomplish author on military history.”


“Admiral John Denison served in the Royal Navy from 1867 to 1919 having joined as a midshipman. He commanded the Royal Yacht HMY Victoria and Albert. His son Bertram was an early casualty of WW I.”


“Yvonne Denison was the granddaughter of Admiral John Denison and the daughter of Captain Bertram Denison. In WW II she served in the Censorship Branch of British Intelligence in England, Bermuda, Trinidad and Curaҫao.”

Gladys audrey Yvonne Denison

“Frederick Charles Denison was a military man through and through. He participated and often led Canadian and British forces in most conflicts in the late 1800’s.”

Frederick Charles Denison

“With three generations of military service behind him, George Taylor Denison IV continued tradition and lead a long career in the military. Later in life, he bravely led a bicycle brigade in WWI.” 

George Taylor Denison IV

“Alexander Douglas Kirkpatrick led a short life, dying alone in France during WW1. Born into influence and prominence, he was schooled well and entered into business with his father before heeding the call to serve.”

Alexander Douglas Kirkpatrick

“John Denison Jackson was also known as Jay-Jay. He lost his mother at the age of 6 and was eventually caught up in the fever of war and enlisted to serve in WW II. He was killed in uncertain circumstances in France in 1944.”

John Denison Jackson

John Denison Jackson

“Henry Ormsby Boyd served in WWI but not in the usual battles in Europe. He served in Egypt and Mesopotamia (now Iraq).  He was killed in 1916 and commemorated in Iraq and the cenotaph at the family cemetery. “

 Henry Ormsby Boyd 

This is a story of two Denison brothers who signed up for duty at a relatively old age. They were not famous, they were privates who experienced the loss of their father in 1906 and perhaps sought a way to escape their humdrum lives with what they perceived as a once in a life-time adventure. “

Pte’s John and Frank Denison

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