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WW1: Roll of Honour: Tanner, John Arthur

Rank & Unit Brigadier General, Royal Engineers, CB CMG DSO
Death 23 July 1917, Arras
Family Son of John and Marion Tanner of Tidcombe, husband of Gladys, who was still living in their home (South View, now known as Beech Knoll) during and after the war.
Biographic detail Had served in Sudan, Waziristan before WWI, had played cricket for the RE XI, “a fine bat”
Extra detail Died of wounds, age 58, by a shell, shrapnel behind the ear, behind Wancourt inspecting defences at Cavalry Farm