Lt. The Hon. Edward Wyndham Tennant
– September 22
), was an English war poet
, killed at the Battle of the Somme
. He was the son of Edward Tennant
, who became Lord Glenconner
in 1911, and Pamela Wyndham
, a writer, Lady Glenconner and later wife of Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon
. His younger brother was the eccentric, Stephen Tennant
He was educated at Winchester College, which he left aged 17. He joined the Grenadier Guards.
He was known to friends and family as Bim. It is unknown where this nickname derives from. There are numerous websites that claim that he was engaged at one point to Nancy Cunard, who broke it off and married someone else. That this is untrue has been confirmed by two reliable sources: one is a close relative of Bim's and the other a well respected author who has just completed a book on the life of Nancy Cunard. She states that in her extensive research she never came across any information of such an alliance. He is buried in France at Guillemont Road Communal Cemetery close to his friend Raymond Asquith who was killed the week before.
- Verses by A Child Private Printing (1909)
- Worple Flit and other poems Printed posthumously (1916)
- Hon. E. W. Tennant: A Memoir (1919) Pamela Glenconner
- Bim. A tribute to the honorable Edward Wyndham Tennant, Lieutenant, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards 1897-1916 (1990) Anne Powell