Frederick (Fred) RENNIE

RENNIE, Frederick (Fred)

Service Number: 95
Enlisted: 19 August 1914, Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Quirindi, New South Wales, 6 August 1886
Home Town: Heddon Greta, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 15 November 1915, aged 29 years
Cemetery: Shell Green Cemetery
Plot 11, Row C, Grave 6 Headstone inscription reads: Have mercy upon him Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him, Shell Green Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Heddon Greta Honor Board, Kurri Kurri War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

19 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 95, 2nd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Enlisted at Randwick, NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 95, 2nd Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 95, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Next of kin was given as his grandmother Mrs Rennis of Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW following her death the next of kin was changed to his aunt and foster mother Sarah Anne Frost

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Prior to enlisted he had served 28 days in prison for taking part in a strike riot