Private Willie Moses Tennant
6204 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Formerly 3314 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 26th September 1916,
in France, aged 19
Lived at 14 Mile St.
Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France
Burnley Express 4/11/1916 - 1st August 1917 - 8th February 1919

Brother of Thomas Tennant who died of wounds

CHOIR BOY MISSING (Burnley Express 4/11/1916)

Mr. and Mrs. Tennant, of 14, Mile-street, Trafalgar, Burnley, are very anxious about their son, who, although only 19 years of age, is the eldest of three boys. He is Pte. William Tennant, 6204, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, and formerly 3314 3/5th East Lancashire Territorials, whom he joined as a bugler in December 1914, when he was only 17 years old. He went out with the L.N.L. in August last, and had only been at the front six or seven weeks, as he is posted as missing from September 26th. Before joining, he had worked at Clifton Pit Top, and had previously been a weaver. He had been a member of the Holy Trinity Church choir for eight years, and was also a cornet player in the National Reserve Band. News of him from any comrade would be gladly received by his parents.

"The elder brother, Willie Moses Tennant (1898 – 1916), was a bugler in his first regiment, and subsequently a stretcher bearer, and in my mother’s words was “blown to bits” in Flanders. Willie is in the middle of the front row of the photograph, holding his bugle."

(courtesy of their nephew Mike Ormerod, Melbourne, Australia)





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