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  • AW
  • Watford
  • Ontario (Canada)
  • Moosomin
  • Son of Robert J. and Sarah Fanny Tanner
  • Ottawa Schools; University of Toronto (Medicine, 1895-1899)
  • Physician
  • Husband of Flora Blanche Richmond, of Moosomin, Saskatchewan

Military service

  • 1 February 1915, Moosomin, Saskatchewan
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • 10th Field Ambulance Canadian Army Medical Corps
  • 3rd Canadian Division
  • C.E.F.
  • Autumn 1914 recruiting Officer in the Moosomin district; January 1915 appointed Medical Officer to the 10th C.M.R.; Captain of hospital at Camp Hughes July 1915; A.D.M.S. of Military District n°10 in August; promoted Lieut.-Col. in February 1916, appointed to the command of n° 10 Canadian Field Ambulance; reached France in April 1916; served on the Third Division front in the Salient.


  • 3 June; Court Yard of the Sacré Coeur Hospital (advanced dressing station, Ypres); Medical Services War Diary,3rd Canadian Division:.."It was about this time that Col.Tanner,C.A.M.C. who was making his headquarters in the Asylum dressing station,was wounded by a shell,he having gone into the courtyard for the purpose of directing the ambulance wagons. This officer was badly hit..."
  • Died of shell wounds in n° 10 CCS, 3 am
  • 4 June 1916
  • 40
  • VI - A - 6



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