Four: Sergeant E. J. Tennant, Royal Horse Artillery, late Royal Garrison Artillery
1914 Star, with clasp (61815 Gnr: E. J. Tennant. R.H.A.); British War and Victory Medals (61815 Sjt. E. J. Tennant. R.A.); Jubilee 1935, unnamed as issued,
Condition good very fine
Ernest James Tennant was born in Walsall in 1888. A grocer, he enlisted at Birmingham for the Royal Garrison Artillery on 27 February 1906, before transferring to “R” Battery, Royal Horse Artillery on 11 August 1910. First posted to India, then returned home to England, Tennant crossed the Channel to France on 15 August 1914 with 7th Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Surviving the Retreat from Mons and a series of rearguard actions, Tennant’s luck finally ran out on 11 September 1917 when he suffered a gunshot wound to the left thigh. Interestingly, his Army Service Record notes him serving as a policeman in October 1919, the pain in his left hip proving somewhat of a problem when walking the beat.
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