William Hay Tennant

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 1641
  • Rank: Lance Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th/5th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 06.09.1916
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Beauval Communual Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: F.32.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Bervie, Kincardine
  • Address: 14 Annfield Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Sharp & Sons
  • Mother:

    Isabella Hay Tennant, 14 Annfield St, Dundee

  • Father:

    David Tennant, 14 Annfield St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    David & 2nd brother (name unknown)

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Hay Tennant

William was the brother of Pte David Tennant 12083, 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry, who died of wounds 28.09.1914.

1641 L.-Cpl. William Hay Tennant, 4/5th Black Watch, died of wounds on 6 September 1916, aged 21. Born in Bervie, Kincardineshire, he enlisted in Dundee, and arrived in France on 25 February 1915.
He was a son of David and Isabella Hay Tennant, 14 Annfield Street, and was employed by Sharp & Sons before the war.
L.-Cpl. Tennant is buried in Beauval Communal Cemeyery, Somme, France, F. 32.

FAMILY’S SECOND BLOW. Lance-Corporal William Tennant, whose parents reside at 14 Annfield Street, had served four years in the Territorials. Previous to the war he was employed by John Sharp & Sons, Limited. Deceased, who was 21 years of age, was the second member of his family to fall in this war, while a brother is at present recuperating from wounds in Stobshill Hospital, Glasgow, The Courier, Friday, 15 September 1916, 4.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson.

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