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GROUP OF 4 TO DENNEY R. NAVY AND R.F.R.
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GROUP OF 4 TO DENNEY R. NAVY AND R.F.R.

1914-15 Star Trio and Royal Fleet Reserve LSGC to 289219 G.E. Denney Sto. 1 R. Navy ( Ch B. 705 on RFR) George Edward Denney was born Harwich, Essex 20/06/1880 and served Gallipoli on HMS Bacchante.
HMS Bacchante was a Cressy-class armoured cruiser built for the Royal Navy around 1900. Upon completion she was assigned to the
Mediterranean Fleet as flagship of the fleets cruiser squadron. She was reduced to reserve upon her return home in 1905 before returning to the Mediterranean in 1906. Six years later she returned home and was again placed in reserve. Recommissioned at the start of World War I, Bacchante became flagship of the 7th Cruiser Squadron. She was present at the Battle of Heligoland Bight a few weeks after the war began, but saw no combat.
She was transferred to convoy escort duties in the Bay of Biscay in late 1914 before being sent to Egypt in early 1915. Bacchante was then assigned to support Anzac troops during the Gallipoli Campaign by providing naval gunfire. She covered the landing at Anzac Cove in April as well as several subsequent operations returning home in late 1916.

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