Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant

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Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant

Also Known As: "Bim"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Stockton, Wiltshire, England UK
Death: Died
Cause of death: WW1 Casualty Battle of the Somme
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Priaulx Tennant, 1st Baron Glenconner and Pamela Genevieve Adelaide Grey, Viscountess Grey of Fallodon
Brother of Clarissa Madeline Georgiana Felicite Tennyson; Sub-Lieutenant Christopher Grey Tennant, 2nd Baron Glenconner; Stephen James Napier Tennant and David Pax Tennant

Managed by: John Hawley Somerville Tennant
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About Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant

Edward 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.

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  • 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.


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Lieutenant The Hon. Edward Wyndham "Bim" Tennant's Timeline

1897
July 1, 1897
Stockton, Wiltshire, England UK
1916
September 22, 1916
Age 19