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Edmond Columbus RENEHAN

Regimental number2246
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWoodburn via Cootamundra, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26.4
Height6' 0"
Weight160 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Renehan, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1915
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name56th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/73/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 7 April 1917
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 7), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Cootamundra Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: William (b. Co. Tipperary, Ireland; d. 12 July 1908, aged 65; bu. Cootamundra Cemetery) and Margaret RENEHAN. Native of Cootamundra, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1987 Lance Corporal Francis Michael RENEHAN, 35th Bn, returned to Australia, 30 January 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RENEHAN Edmond Columbus

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