Dennys, Richard Molesworth


Only son of Edward Dennys of Coleherne Court, London, he entered Mr. Hawkins’ House from Mr. Halcombe’s school at Bexley. On leaving Winchester he took up the study of medicine and qualified at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 1909.

At the outbreak of war he was in Florence working with Gordon Craig at his theatre school. He immediately returned to England to volunteer for the R.A.M.C., and on being informed that there was no further demand at that time for doctors, he joined the 10th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He was promoted to Captain in December 1914.

He was mortally wounded near Contalmaison, early in the Battle of the Somme and died twelve days later, on July 24th 1916, in the British General Hospital at Rouen.

He continued to write poetry thoughout the War and a small selection of his poems, some of them written in early boyhood, were published under the title of “There is no Death”.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Dennys
  • Forenames or initials: Richard Molesworth
  • House: F
  • Years in School: 1898-1900
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 17th December 1884
  • Date of Death: 24th July 1916
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN : Grave A.4.7