Tennant, Charles Grant, 1882-1915 (company director)
Charles Grant Tennant was born on 23rd July 1882 at Low Fell, Gateshead, Durham, only son of James Tennant of Fairlie, Ayrshire and his wife Henrietta Grant Fergusson. He was educated at Charterhouse from 1895 to 1901 and won an Exhibition to Trinity College, Cambridge to read Classics. Following his graduation in 1904 he became a Director of the Tharsis Sulphur and Copper Company Limited and of Alexander Fergusson and Company Limited, Glasgow, Lead Manufacturers. Grant was commissioned into the Seaforth Highlanders in 1914 and joined the 4th Battalion. Sent to France on 5 November 1914, he was killed in action at Aubers Ridge, leading his platoon in a charge from which only three survived, on 9 May 1915. At the time of his death he was betrothed to Lucy Gilson Hilton of Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Contains 35 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 5 January and [8 October] 1908. The letters provide news of family and social engagements including accounts of house parties and visits to family and friends.
Includes a single letter from Nora to Ruth Darwin, and letters to Nora from Charles Booth, Erasmus Darwin, Dora Knox and Charles Tennant regarding a May Ball.
Single letter from Charles Tennant to Ida Darwin dated 4 November 1910 giving news of two of his five sisters, Sheena and Laura, and of his own activities.