Robert Tarvet RENNIE

RENNIE, Robert Tarvet

Service Number: SX15702
Enlisted: 27 December 1941
Last Rank: Staff Sergeant
Last Unit: Detention Barracks
Born: Aberdeen, Scotland, 30 April 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness, South Australia, 17 November 1955, aged 60 years
Cemetery: Enfield Memorial Park, South Australia
Returned Services Section, Row G, Site 6
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World War 2 Service

27 Dec 1941: Enlisted Private, SX15702, Adelaide, South Australia
27 Dec 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Staff Sergeant, SX15702
28 Dec 1941: Involvement SX15702
14 Feb 1942: Transferred Private, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
1 Mar 1942: Promoted Corporal, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
1 Jun 1942: Promoted Sergeant, 2nd/10th Infantry Battalion
24 Jun 1943: Promoted Staff Sergeant, Detention Barracks
14 Jul 1945: Discharged Staff Sergeant, SX15702, Detention Barracks

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Robert Tarvet RENNIE was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on 30th April, 1895 although he lists both the 30th March, 1897 or 29th April, 1905 in his war records of which neither are correct

His parents were Charles RENNIE & Mary PATERSON

He married Barbara Jane MORRISON on 24th July, 1916 in Old Aberdeen, Scotland - divorced

He arrived in Western Australia in 1925 on the ship Orvieto from London & had previously been living in the Goojerat Barracks in Essex, UK

He married Dorothy MOTLEY on 13th March, 1942 in South Australia - 5 known children

Before enlisting in WW2 he had served 9 years in the Gordon Highlanders and the Royal Scots for 15 months

He was discharged on 14th July, 1945 and died on 17th November, 1955, late of Largs North, South Australia

Cemetery:  Enfield Memorial Park, Adelaide, Returned services section, Row G, Site 6