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Regimental number1909
Place of birthWhitehaven, Cumberland, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressKent Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation41
Height5' 6.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Renshaw, 187 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Volunteers, Cromwell, England.
Enlistment date4 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 4 May 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Sarah RENSHAW. Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date31 December 1917
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Runic', 4 May 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 5 July 1917, for overland travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit: delusional insanity), Sydney, 31 December 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death19 April 1940
Age at death65
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, RENSHAW William

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