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    liverpool annie New Member

    It's so sad to think that he wasn't even married 6 months !! ..... poor Margaret ! :(

    In Memory of
    Lieutenant THOMAS TENNANT

    5th Coy., Australian Machine Gun Corps
    who died age 29
    on 14 November 1916
    Son of Robert and Elizabeth Tennant; husband of M. Tennant, of 4, Lothair Avenue, Belfast, Ireland. Native of Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

    Remembered with honour

    Tommy Tennant grew up in the little terraced houses of Francis Street in Harryville, Ballymena.
    In pre 1914 days when the class structure was very much a feature of everyday life, Tommy would never have dreamed that one day he would become an officer ... and a gentleman.

    Tommy emigrated from the narrow little streest which had grown up around the dominating Braidwater Mill just six years before the outbreak of the Great War. Like many of his countrymen, he took the boat to Australia which in those far off days was, in most cases, a one way ticket which would see him leave Ballymena and Ireland behind forever.

    But Tommy did get a chance to tread his native soil again. In fact, he married an Ulster girl but their life together was all too short and she, like so many women of 1914-1918 vintage was left a widow at an early age.

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