The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Corporal Percy Tennant

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Percy Ponsonby Tennant

Ancestor's date of birth: 30/08/1873

Ancestor's date of death: 07/08/1914

Cause of Death: unknown, Assummed accident.

Service Number: 14 (VIB), 307 (BVC)

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: North Melbourne

Unit: 4 VIB, BVC/PLC

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 13/07/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not serve after war.

Murray Page: 260

Contingent: 4th Victorian

Ship: Victorian, Date of Sailing: 01/03/1900

Other Boer War Service: Trooper regimental number 14 enlisted North Melbourne, Victoria Australia 4th Victorian Imperial Bushmen 23 May 1900 and served until to 22 June 1901. Recruited by Lieutenant George Witton to BVC. Joined 3 July 1901 age 28 at East Lindon South Africa, Occupation Drover. Discharged from PLH Jan.11/1902. East London, South Africa.

Memorial details: Not known

Decorations: QSA Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: Not Provided

Reasons to go and fight: ??????

Details of service in war: He qualified for the QSA medal with clasps Cape Colony, Rhodesia, OFS and Transvaal and his KSA with 2 date clasps was issued from the PLH roll. His medals were sent to the Commander, CMF, Victoria on September 28 1906.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia after discharge. No information is available as to activities on return other than his Fathers registration of his death 07/08/1914 in the Family bible. The location of his death and burial plot is unknown. The place recorded in the Family Bible is illegible. (advice on this place would be appreciated. LIKE WOW.)

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Noel Peter Tennant, Monash, Canberra, ACT

Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Nephew

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