- Thomas Cameron Tennant was born on 23 August
1918 at 26 Salamanca Street, Glasgow, Scotland. He was a son of James
Tennant and Isabella Tennant (nee Cameron).
- Tennant served with D Company.
- After the war, in august 1945, he was
recommended for an award for bravery. His recommendation was signed by
the the commander of A Company, 6th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers, the
commander of 160 Brigade, the Commander of the 53rd Division and the
Commander of 1st Army Corps.
- The citation read: "During the attack by "D" Coy, 6 RWF on the village of REUSEL, Holland on 24 Sep 44, L/c. Tennant was in charge of his Coy wireless set. He was manning the set himself. Coy Headquarters was pinned to a ditch by intense small arms fire and the Coy Comd was killed. This NCO found that the only way to maintain wireless communication with Bn HQ was by moving out of the ditch and setting up his set in the open, where it would not be screened. He thereby exposed himself to the full view of the enemy who persistently sniped at him. He was also in such a position that he was completely devoid of any cover from the general fire which continued to come down on that area.
The way in which this NCO distinguished himself by his extraodrinary heroism was an inspiration to all who saw him. If it had not been for his complete disregard for his own safety in exposing himself, communication would have been lost with Bn Hq. This situation, due to his Coy Comd having been killed, would undoubtedly have been extremely serious.
In Oct 44 during the attack on s'Hertogenbosch this NCO was also in charge of the Coy wireless set. During the fighting he again displayed outstanding breavery and throughout the action his conduct was an inspiration to all who saw
- On 7th November 1947 he received a letter from
the Military Attaché of the Netherlands Embassy to inform him he would
be awarded with the Bronze Cross, a Dutch award for bravery. On 11th
December 1947 he received the Bronze Cross at the Drill Hall of the 101
Field Engineer Regiment.