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Unknown person Name : Tennyson brothers of Freshwater

Sons of the Right Hon. Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, P.C., G.C.M.G., and Audrey Georgiana Florence, Lady Tennyson (néee Boyle), of Farringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

Grandsons of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Alfred Aubrey Tennyson : born 2 May 1891, Freshwater
Harold Courtenay Tennyson : born 27 April 1896, Freshwater.

  Service Details :

Captain the Hon. Alfred Aubrey Tennyson, 4th Bn attd 9th Bn The Rifle Brigade.

Full career unknown

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant
Appointed Lieutenant 18 Dec 1914 (London Gazette 11 May 1915)
Appointed Captain (3rd Grade General Staff) 31 July 1917 (London Gazette 21 August 1917)

Sub-Lieutenant the Hon. Harold Courtenay Tennyson, H.M.T.B.D. "Viking", Royal Navy

Harold Courtenay Tennyson was appointed as a Midshipman to HMS Queen Mary on 15 September 1913, and promoted Acting Sub-Lieutenant on 15 September 1915.
He served on HMS Queen Mary until 9 November 1915 when he became part of the ship's company of H.M. Torpedo-Boat Destroyer Viking, which hit a mine while on patrol in the Channel and Tennyson was killed.
  Casualty Details :

Alfred Aubrey Tennyson :

Died 23 March 1918 aged 26.
Commemorated at : Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

CWGC Record

Harold Courtenay Tennyson :

Died 29 January 1916 aged 19.
Buried at : All Saints Churchyard, Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

CWGC Record

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Freshwater War Memorial
All Saints Church, Freshwater, Aubrey Tennyson Memorial
All Saints Church, Freshwater, Harold Tennyson Memorial
County War Memorial, St Nicholas Chapel, Carisbrooke Castle
  Documents :


Friday, February 4, 1916 Page 4

Lieutenant the Hon. Harold Courtnay Tennyson, R.N., the news of whose death was received on the Isle of Wight on Monday, entered the Royal Navy as midshipman in 1913, and was gazetted acting sub-lieutenant with seniority of September 15, 1915. Lieutenant Tennyson had been serving during the war with the Grand Fleet.

The Times 1 February 1916

The Times 2 February 1916

The Times 6 April 1918

National Probate Calendar 1929

  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research

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Page last updated : 23 November 2011


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