Louis Frederick RENNER

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RENNER, Louis Frederick

Service Number: 327
Enlisted: 21 October 1914, at Morphettville
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Greenock, South Australia, 1894
Home Town: Nuriootpa, Barossa, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 29 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Freeling Boer War, Boxer Rebellion and WW1 Memorial Panel, Freeling War Memorial, Warooka and District WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Oct 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 327, 9th Light Horse Regiment, at Morphettville
11 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, SN 327, 9th Light Horse Regiment
11 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, SN 327, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Christian Teusner

Enlisted and served under alias Lesie Regan

Biography contributed by Adelaide Botanic High School

Leslie Regan AKA Louis Frederick Renner Private (1893-1915)

Louis Frederick Renner was born in Greenock, South Australia in approximately 1894. He grew up in Greenock. He enlisted for war on the 21st of October 1914 at 21 years and 1 month old under the false name Leslie Regan. It was believed to be that he did not want his German heritage to be discovered so he entered with a false name and possibly a false place of birth. 

Renner served in the 9th Light Horse Regiment and sailed with them from Melbourne on the 11th of Febuary 1915 to arrive in Egypt on the 14th of March 1915. He proceeded and Joined the M.E.F also known as The Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces on the 16 May 1915. The MEF was the British component of the Allied force at Gallipoli.

He was reported missing in the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 29th of August. A Court of Inquiry was held in April the following year. His next of kin, his father, was brought in and identified him not as Leslie Regan but as Louis Frederick Renner. The court of inquiry determined that the last time he was seen was the 29th of August 1915. They then determined that he died that day on the Gallipoli Peninsula aged about 22. He still received a Receipt for Victory Medal though. Because he was killed in action his body was never found or buried. You can find his alias name (Leslie Regan) in The Adelaide National War Memorial, and his name in the Australian National War Memorial Role of Honor and The Freeling War Memorial .

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