Historical records matching Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant
About Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant
- Born on 1 July 1897
- Son of Edward Tennant, who became Lord Glenconner in 1911, and Pamela Wyndham, a writer.
- Nicknamed ‘Bim’,
- Educated at Winchester College until the age of 17, when it was decided he would lodge with a family in Germany to learn the language, in preparation for the Diplomatic Service.
- When war broke out he found himself free of school and immediately joined the Grenadier Guards. After a year’s training in London he went to Bovington Camp, Marlow in August 1915 where his company of signallers earned distinction.
- Selected to go out to France, although Brigade Orders had just been issued that no one should leave England before nineteen years of age.
He was killed by a sniper during the Battle of the Somme on 22nd September, 1916.
TENNANT, The Hon. EDWARD WYNDHAM
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Date of Death: 22/09/1916
- Age: 19
- Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards 4th Bn.
- Grave Reference: I. B. 18.
- Cemetery: GUILLEMONT ROAD CEMETERY, GUILLEMONT
- Additional Information: Son of Edward Priaux, 1st Baron Glenconner and Lady Glenconner, (now Viscountess Grey of Falloden). One of the war poets.
Medal Index Cards
- First name(s) Edward William
- Last name Tennant
- Year 1914-20
- Service number -
- Rank Lieutenant
- Regiment Grenadier Guards
- Service record Rank: Lieutenant, Corps: Grenadier Guards
- Image link http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D5514285
- Country Great Britain
- Medal type British Army Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920
- Archive reference WO372/19
A wood is being planted in his/Poets' honour, backed by the Woodlands Trust, near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders - "Poet's Wood" - one of the organisers is Tessa Tennant whose husband is the great nephew of Edward.