Queen’s South Africa Medal, no bar, China 1900 Medal, no bar, Stoker Richard Denzey, HMS Terrible throughout the Chinese and Anglo Boer War.
QSA Officially impressed: “R. Deuzy, Sto. H.M.S. Terrible”
China officially impressed: “R. Denzy, Sto. H.M.S. Terrible.”
Richard Denzey born on 29th March 1878 in Stockbridge, Midlothian, was a Bicycle maker when he first attested for service with the royal navy for 12 years on 10th November 1897.
After a year or so at shore establishments he was promoted to Stoker and then joined his first Ship, HMS Terrible on 28th April 1899.
He served on the Terrible until 24th October 1902, throughout the Anglo Boer War and the 3rd Chinese War, the Boxer Rebellion.
After service on other ships, he returned to HMS terrible on 7th September 1905, during which time he was advanced to Stoker 1st Class on 1st July 1906.
He later served on HMS Dreadnought from 11th Dec 1906 until 23rd March 1909, as an original member of the crew, on the first day the ship was commissioned. During his service on board the ship went through its first trials and became the Flagship of the Navy Home Fleet.
When his 12 years came up he was discharged on 15th April 1909.
On 2nd August 1914 he was brought back for service in WW1, but was assessed and found as unfit for further service on 28th August 1914 and was discharged backed to shore.