David Tennant

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 12083
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 28.09.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Mans West Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 38. 1914-18 Row A. Grave 37

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 14 Annfield St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Conductor, Dundee City Tramways
  • Mother:

    Isabella Hay Tennant, 14 Annfield St

  • Father:

    David Tennant, 14 Annfield St

  • Siblings:


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  • Children:

More about David Tennant

David was the brother of L/Cpl William Tennant 1641, 4th/5th Battalion Black Watch, who died of wounds 06.09.1916.

David Tennant   12083   Highland Light Infantry



Mrs Tennant, 14 Annfield Street, Dundee, has received official intimation that her son, Private David Tennant, of the H.L.I., died in a French Hospital on the 27th September from wounds received in the battle of the Aisne seven days previous.

Along with the intimation of his death Mrs Tennant received the following letter from her son, marked “Dictated.” and which was posted on the day he fell :–“I was wounded on September 20, and have been brought into hospital.  I am feeling as well as can be expected, for I am in good hands.  Please remember me to all my friends.”

Private Tennant, who was 21 years of age, had served about eighteen months with the colours.  He was previously employed in the Dundee City Tramways as a conductor.  Mrs Tennant, who is a widow, has a son in the 4th Battalion Black Watch Territorials, and another serving with the Royal Field Artillery Territorial unit.

Dundee Courier 9th October 1914

Information supplied by Gary Thomson, additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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