TENNANT, James Wallace
(Service number 6/4362)

Aliases Jim
First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 17 September 1895 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Wai-iti road
Occupation Clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin George TENNANT (father), care of Evans and Co., Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 11th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Reported wounded - NZ Herald, 13 April 1918

Post-war Occupations



Date 29 March 1971 Age 75 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated Timaru
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Wallace Tennant was the son of George and Annie Wallace (née Cochrane) Tennant. His brother Charles Tennant died of influenza in 1918 at sea on a troopship on his way to the Front. And his brother John also served in World War One.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 January 2017]; New Zealand Herald, 13 April 1918 (Papers Past) [31 December 2016]

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