Lieutenant (later Major) Mallinson Charles 'Bung' Denison
Mallinson Charles 'Bung' Denison photographed whilst a Lieutenant in No.2 Commando 3 troop. Went on HMS Campbeltown to the St Nazaire raid i/c of a protection squad for a demolition team and was taken POW. Photo courtesy of Mrs Desiree Roderick MBE. Posted by Pete R.
Details updated 30/10/10 by Pete R.
Jane-Anne Denison, grandaughter of Mallinson Charles "Bung" Denison has informed us of additional details including final rank of Major, forenames, and correct spelling of surname
Details updated 9/1/12 by Pete R.
National Archives (WO/373/185) shows a Recommendation by the French Government for the award of the Croix de Guerre.
London Gazettes show the following:
Officer Cadet Training Unit to be 2nd Lt.with the Royal Fusiliers on I7th Aug. 1940
R. Fus. Mallison Charles DENISON (145057)2nd Lts. to be Lt with seniority from 21st June 1941.
War Office, 5th July, 1945. Lt. M. C. DENISON (145047) Mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in action against the enemy during the raid on St. Nazaire on the night of 27th March, 1942
R.Fus. Lt. M. C. DENISON (145047) to be Capt. 19th Oct. 1946, with seniority, 1st July 1946.
Gloucester R. Capt. M. C. DENISON (145047) from R. Fus. to be Capt., 15th Feb. 1947, retaining his present seniority.