DENNE, RICHARD KEITH
Record of Service.
No 756. Denne Richard Keith. Corps. R. E.
Cinque Ports Fortress.
Address - Sea Baths, Marine Parade, Dover.
Age - 33 years - 320 days.
Trade - Plumber and Whitesmith.
Have you served in any branch of His
Majesty’s forces - Yes, R. E. Cinque Ports Fortress.
Are you desirous of serving in the Royal
Navy - Yes (not at present)
Next of kin - Mrs Elsie Louisa Denne, Sea
Baths, Marine Parade, Dover - Wife.
Particulars of Marriage.
Elsie Louisa Dunford - spinster - 4th
September 1917, Dover. Sea Baths, Marine Parade, Dover.
Children - Alfreda Louisa 18th
June 1908, Dover.
Joined at Dover 21/10/16.
Services of 756. Denne R. K.
C. P. R. E. Posted sapper 21/10/16.
Appointed 2nd Cpl.6/6/18
Transferred to class “Z” army reserve on
demobilisation 27/2/19 at Chatham.
Home address - Sea Baths, Marine Parade,
Died from influenza and double pneumonia at
Crabble Farm Nursery, River 14/3/19.
Notification of the Death of a Soldier.
Died at home.
Next of kin - Mrs E. L. Denne - Wife.
Address The Baths, Sea Front, Dover.
(crossed out is Crabble Farm Nursery, River)
Regt. No. 544127. Rank Spr.
Name R. K. Denne.
Influenza & double pneumonia.
Mr Denne was probably the Manager of Dover
Bathing Establishment which was open, tides permitting, from 7am
till 8pm on weekdays and on Sunday mornings. A half hour session
in the tepid seawater swimming baths cost 6d, towels and
swimming costumes included. Available for hire were also boxes,
from which to swim in the sea. Mr and Mrs Denne also offered
swimming lessons, at the rate of 12 for 10 shillings.