Francis is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.
Recorded as John Tennant on war records.
Born: 23rd October 1893, Stoke, Ipswich.
Baptised: 3rd June 1894, at Earsham, Norfolk. Parents: Fanny & John Tennant. Address: Earsham.
Died: 25th September 1915; age: 21; KiA.
Residence: Horley, Surrey. Mother’s address: 12, Portman Street, Ipswich.
Enlistment Location: Guildford, Surrey.
Rank: Private: Service Number: G/5288.
Regiment: Queen’s (Royal West Surrey), 1st Battalion.
Pas de Calais,
1901 8, Little Queen Street, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.
Francis was 7 years old and living with his widowed mother, sisters & cousin.
Fanny Tennant (nee Johnson), 39, born Carlton Colville, Suffolk.
Beatrice Maud Tennant, 15, born Carlton Colville – died June 1906, at the Workhouse East Preston, East Sussex.
Nora Elsie Tennant, 13, born Carlton Colville.
Doris Tennant, 5, born Earsham, Norfolk.
Cecil Johnson, 8, born Kelvedon Common, Essex.
1911 12, Portman Street, Ipswich.
Francis was 17 years old, a Hairdresser. He was living with his mother & sisters.
Fanny, 50, Independent – own account.
Marjorie Tennant, 19, a Domestic Servant, born Carlton Colville.
Doris, 15, a Domestic Servant.
Francis’s father was William John Tennant, born 1854, Rockland All Saints, Norfolk – died 1899, in the district of Loddon, Norfolk. A Coal, Corn & Seed Merchant’s Clerk.
Soldiers’ Effects to Frances Tennant – mother.
Probate to Florence Eva Wood (wife of Herbert Joseph Wood) – sister.