The Times (11/Jul/1941) - Fallen officers
(c) The Times (11/Jul/1941)
"THE TIMES" LIST OF CASUALTIES
We have received news of the death of the following officers in addition to those whose names have been published in the official list:—
- Tennyson, Sub-Lieut. F. P., R.N.V.R.
- Thompson, Lieut.-Comdr. W., R.N.
- Tillard, Lieut.-Comdr. A. J., R.N., F.A.A.
ROYAL AIR FORCE
- Thompson. Pilot Officer, D. W.. V.R.
- Wynne-Edwards, Pilot Officer, H. S.
Sub-Lieutenant Frederic Penrose Tennyson, R.N.V.R., who has been killed on active service, was born on August 26, 1912. He was the elder son of Mr. C. B. L. Tennyson, C.M.G., secretary to the Dunlop Rubber Company, Limited,, and was a great grandson of the first Lord Tennyson, Poet Laureate. He was educated at Balliol. After the war broke out he was called up and went to sea but later he was put in charge of film production for the Admiralty. Tennyson had been a film director before the war and among his pictures were “There Ain’t no Justice”, “Proud Valley”, with Mr. Paul Robeson in the principal part, and “Convoy”, in which a naval battle was featured. In 1939 he married Miss Nova Pilbeam, the film and stage actress, whom he had met five years previously in a film studio when she was a 14-year-old "star" and he an assistant director.