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Robert Edward TENNANT

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Surname: TENNANT

Forename(s): Robert Edward

Place of Birth: Knutsford, Cheshire

Service No: ---

Rank: T/Captain

Regiment / Corps / Service: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion / Unit: 6th (Service) Battalion

Division: 14th (Light) Division

Age: ---

Date of Death: 1916-08-28

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. I. 1.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---


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Robert Edward Tennant was the son of Gilbert Edward and Helen Tennant, née Garnett. Gilbert was born at Headingley and Helen at Bingley, Yorkshire. Robert was the cousin of Lieutenant John H.A. Tennant (q.v.) and Captain Arthur Noel Edwards (q.v.).

1901 Swettenham, Cheshire Census: The Hall - Robert E, Tennant, aged 5 years, born Knutsford, Cheshire, son of Gilbert E. and Helen Tennant.

1911 Clitheroe, Lancashire Census: Low Moor - Robert Tennant, aged 15 years, born Knutsford, Cheshire. [Robert and his aunt, Eleanora Tennant, were living with their cousin, William Garnett.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Capt Robert Edward Tennant, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Theatre of War first served in: ( - ). Date of entry therein: ( - ).

Data Source: Local War Memorial


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: King’s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 14th (Light) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 14th (Light) Division

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Surname: TENNANT

Forename(s): Robert Edward





Rank: Capt (Tp)

Regiment: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion: 6th Battalion


Died Date: 28/08/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War:


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Surname: TENNANT

Forename(s): R E

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Captain

Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Unit: 6th Bn.



Died Date: 28/08/1916

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‘Yorkshire Post’ (2 September 1916)


CAPT. ROBERT E. TENNANT, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert E. Tennant, of Heath Old Hall, Wakefield, was killed in action on August 28th. The late officer, who would have been 21 years of age yesterday, joined the Army on August 14th, 1914. He was educated at Eton.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966


TENNANT Robert Edward of the Old Hall Heath Wakefield a temporary captain in the 6th service battalion Yorkshire Light Infantry died 28 August 1916 on active military service in France Administration Wakefield 18 October to Gilbert Edward Tennant engineer. Effects £820 12s.5d.

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