Denis P Bonham was born 3rd Sept 1895 to Albert Charles Bonham (Auctioneer) and Alice Anne.
By 9th March 1914 as an Auctioneers Clerk (with his Father) he had enlisted with the Honourable Artillery Company and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant on 21st may 1915. Previously He was listed as Lance Serjeant. He is recorded as passed Musketry 1st Class at Hythe 12th Aug 1915.
He was in France by 22nd Sept 1915 and was wounded at Beaumont Hamel, Somme on 13th Nov 1916.
He was the eldest of 2 brothers and 2 sisters.