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Harold Tennyson R.N., The Story of a Young Sailor, Put Together by a Friend. 1st Ed., vii+294pp. Macmillan. 1918  #62987
[HLMainPic] The Hon. Harold Courtenay Tennyson, son of the Rt. Hon. Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson, PC, GCMG, & a descendent of the famous poet, was commissioned as a Midshipman, Royal Navy, from Osborne in 1913, served aboard the battle cruiser HMS Queen Mary at Heligoland Bight 1914, North Sea 1915 & appointed to destroyer HMS Viking, November 1915. He died of illness on 29th January 1916 and is buried in Freshwater (All Saints) Churchyard near his family home on the Isle of Wight. An appendix contains a short memoir & letters of condolence for his brother, Captain Hon. Alfred Aubrey Tennyson, 9th (S) Bn. Rifle Brigade, who was killed in action in France on 23rd March 1918. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60


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