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Born of an Upton family, Admiral Sir William George Tennant, 1890-1963, took control in World War II of the evacuation of the Army in 1940 from the beaches of Dunkirk. He was captain of the battle-cruiser Repulse, sunk by the Japanese in 1942. He commanded the huge British and American artificial Mulberry harbours for the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, later becoming Commander-in-Chief, America and West Indies Fleet. After retirement he was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.