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John RENNIE

Regimental number2195
Place of birthArgyle Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPlatelayer
AddressTorbay Junction, GSR, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, John Rennie, Torbay Junction, GSR, Western Australia
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 6 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the attack near VILLERET on the Brown Line on 18th September, 1918, this N.C.O. showed great initiative and devotion to duty. During the advance, having lost touch with part of his platoon and finding a number of men with no-one in charge of them, he collected and organised this party and pushed forward close to the barrage to fill a gap in the line of the attacking wave. In the assault on trenches at CAUTION DUGOUT near the objective his skilful handling of his men enabled the right flank to swing around and effect the capture of CAUTION DUGOUT with very slight casualties. His gallantry and personal disregard of danger were most inspiring to his platoon.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Date of death1 January 1951
Place of burialAlbany Memorial Park Cemetery

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