Edward Clement RENNIE

RENNIE, Edward Clement

Service Number: Lieutenant
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: Royal Air Force - unspecified units
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Arts Student
Died: Fractured Skull, Salonica, 16 June 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Lahana Military Cemetery
Memorials: Sydney Grammar School WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Air Force , Lieutenant, Royal Air Force - unspecified units

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Royal Air Force and Royal Garrison Artillery

Son of George Edward and Hester Evangeline Rennie, of 159, Macquarie St., Sydney, New South Wales.

Deep sympathy will be extended towards Dr and Mrs George E Rennie, of Point Piper, and 159 Macquarie-itreet, in consequence of the news which they have received by cable that their third son, Lieutenant Edward Clement Rennie, died at Salónica on June 16. Dr. Rennie received a cable message from the Air Ministry last Wednesday, announcing that his son had been admitted to the casualty clearing station, suffering from fracture of the base of the skull, and the subsequent message, therefore, indicates that be died from this injury This is the second son that Dr. and Mrs Rennie have lost at the front, an elder son, Second Lieutenant Cyril T. Rennie, having been killed at Guldecourt, in France, in September, 1916. The latter, who was 22 years of age, was previously in the service of the Colonial Sugar Company, and Lieutenant Edward C Rennie, who was 21 years of age, was In the second year of the Arts course at the University, preparatory to taking the medical course. Both were Sydney  Grammar School boys Lieutenant Edward C Rennie was for some time before leaving Australia an officer of the Army Medical Corps, but in October, 1915, both the brothers went to England and were there granted commissions in the Imperial Forces, the elder going to France and the younger to Salónica A few months ago Lieutenant E C Rennie was appointed liaison officer bptween the Artillery and the Flying Corps, and carried out these duties until April last, when he was appointed to the Flying Corps.