William Wilson Tennant

Biography of William Wilson Tennant

Surgeon Lieutenant William Wilson Tennant was born in High Blantyre and graduated MB, ChB from the University in 1940. During the war he served in the Royal Navy aboard the minesweeper HMS Leda.

Tennant was killed on 20 September 1942 when his ship was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-Boat in the Barents Sea.


William Wilson Tennant
Born 21 May 1909, High Blantyre, Scotland.
Died 20 September 1942.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degree: MB ChB, 1940;
Father's Details: John Tennant
War Service: Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Grave / Memorial: Chatham Naval Memorial, England
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 2nd Jan 2008

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