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John Thomas RENWOOD

Regimental number2671
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressGeelong, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 7"
Weight163 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs M Renwood, Smythe Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Royal Australian Garrison Artillery.
Enlistment date24 June 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Date of death21 September 1919
Age at death from cemetery records42
Place of burialGeelong (Eastern) Cemetery (Roman Catholic Section, Grave No. 135/137), Victoria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
48
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Annie RENWOOD. Native of Geelong, Victoria. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Victoria.
Discharge date17 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Itonus', 10 June 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 10 July 1916; discharged (permanently unfit: cardiac weakness and debility), Melbourne, 17 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, RENWOOD John Thomas

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