Andrew John RENWICK

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RENWICK, Andrew John

Service Number: 9434
Enlisted: 22 September 1915, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Second Corporal
Last Unit: 11th Field Company Engineers
Born: Toowoomba, Qld., 1878
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Toowoomba Grammar School
Occupation: Builder
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 29 June 1917
Cemetery: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 Honour Board, Toowoomba Grammar School WW1 In Memoriam Honour Board, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba St James' M2, Toowoomba St James' M3, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

22 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Corporal, SN 9434, 11th Field Company Engineers, Brisbane, Qld.
31 May 1916: Involvement SN 9434, 11th Field Company Engineers
31 May 1916: Embarked SN 9434, 11th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Suevic, Adelaide
29 Jun 1917: Involvement SN 9434, 11th Field Company Engineers

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James and Harriet RENWICK, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland

BELOVED SON OF JAMES AND HARRIET RENWICK OF TOOWOOMBA, QUEENSLAND

"Sorry, greived; Andrew killed in action - Gordon".  Such was the purport of a cablegram received yesterday by Mrs. Jame sRenwick, Carlowrie, Margaret Street, The Range, signifying that her eldest son, Corporal Andrew John Renwick, has made the supreme sacrifice on the fields of battle, somewhere in France.  The late Corporal Renwick was about 40 years of age, and was a native of Toowoomba.  Before enlisting he carried out contracting on a large scale.  It was October, 1915, taht he donned the khaki, and had been in France since before last Christmas.  The Renwick family is among the most highly respected in Toowoomba and it is little wonder, therefore, that the gallant soldier had a large cirle of friends here.  He was a keen sporting enthusiast, like all his brothers, and was a member of the Toowoomba Bowling Club, whose members deplore the loss of a sterling friend and and upright citizen.

Captain (Dr.) Gordon Renwick who sent the cable, is himself on active service in France. Among other surviving brothers are Harry (who is in San Francisco), William (better known as "King" on the football field, in camp in Sydney), Percy (in New Zealand), and Clem who resides with his mother and sisters.

The late Corporal Renwick was a fine specimen of manhood.  He was bravely met a soldier's death, which, after all, is the most glorious passing that a man could have.  The universal sympathy of the community is extended to Mrs. Renwick and the relatives in their sad trouble.

 

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