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THOMAS RENNETT

RENNETT,  THOMAS

RANK:   PRIVATE                SERIAL NO:  8/472

UNIT:   OTAGE INFANTRY REGIMENT

BORN:       16/11/1884      -       TIMARU, N.Z.      

DIED:     25/04/1915        KILLED IN ACTION             
         
PLACE:    GALLIPOLI (LANDING), TURKEY    
    
SINGLE:                  RELIGION:   

WIFE:    Mrs T. RENNETT
    
PARENTS:   Mr Harry RENNETT (father)

SIBLINGS:   Enid RENNETT (daughter)    

NEXT OF KIN:   Mr Harry RENNETT (father) OTAKI

OCCUPATION:  LABOURER

EMPLOYER:   ERNEST JERESS

LAST NZ ADDRESS:   BLUFF

HEIGHT:   5’ 7½”        WEIGHT:    141lb.        CHEST:   34½”

COMP:   FAIR        EYES:   GREY/BLUE            HAIR:  BROWN
    
EDUCATION:   4th EDUCATIONAL STANDARD
 
GRAVE/MEMORIAL:  PLUGGE’S PLATEAU CEMETERY, 
                        ANZAC, TURKEY     
    

ENLISTED:   BLUFF, N.Z.            DATE:   15/08/1914

MAIN BODY:    YES                   REINFORCEMENT: 

MILITARY RECORD:
16/10/1914.  EMBARKED WELLINGTON HMNZT 5 ‘RUAPEHU’.
03/12/1914.  DISEMBARKED SUEZ, EGYPT.
28/02/1915.  ABSENT FROM TATTOE (7 DAYS CONFINED TO BARRACKS).
25/04/1915.  KILLED IN ACTION, AT LANDING OF DARDANELLES,
GALLIPOLI, TURKEY.

 

AWARDED:    
BRITISH WAR MEDAL.
VICTORY MEDAL.
1914-15 STAR.