Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Private James Tennant
1/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
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Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church. James Edward Tennant was born in Selly Oak, Birmingham in 1892, the son of John and Elizabeth Tennant. He enlisted in London into the 1/4th (Hallamshire) Battalion of the York and Lancaster Regiment, service number 9979. Private Tennant first served in France on 15th January 1915, and was killed in action in Western Europe on 18th October 1917. He was awarded the 1915 Star, British and Victory medals and is remembered in the Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Belgium.
Coleshill Chronicle 17th November 1917 DEATH OF AN “OLD BOY” OF ST PAUL’S HOME Private James Tennant, Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, killed in action, was an old boy of St. Paul’s Home, Coleshill. A brother, Bernard, who was in the Navy, has been killed, two brothers, William and Jack, have been wounded, whilst a younger brother, Fred, has just joined the colours.