(Service number 7/133)

Aliases Jack
First Rank (1) Trooper; (2) Lieutenant Last Rank


Date 15 November 1892 Place of Birth Gleniti, Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 184, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status (1) Single
Next of Kin (1) George TENNANT, P.O. Box 184, Timaru; (2) G. TENNANT (father), P.O. Box 184, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) Main Body; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; (2)42nd Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles Brigade
Date (1) 16 October 1914; (2) 11 October 1918
Transport (1) Tahiti or Athenic; (2) Moeraki
Embarked From (1) Wellington Destination (2) Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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No information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date Age
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

John 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 James Wallace also served in World War One. John may have died in 1974, of Ranfurly Home, aged 81 years; cremated Waikumete, Auckland


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 January 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [04 January 2017]

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