Godfrey Rennie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: 1853
  • Rank: Private
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 5th Battalion
  • Place of Death:
  • Age at Death: 19
  • Date of Death: 03/05/1917
  • Burial Country: United Kingdom
  • Cemetery: Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: EE. 4. 196.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 19 Glamis Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Dispatch Department, Dundee 'Courier'
  • Mother:

    Margaret Rennie, 19 Glamis St, Dundee

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More about Godfrey Rennie

Godfrey Rennie   1853   Black Watch                                                                        


Private Godfrey Rennie, of the 5th Black Watch (Angus and Dundee) Territorials, who was wounded on Monday of last week.  Private Rennie, whose mother lives at 19 Glamis Street, Dundee, is eighteen years of age.  He was prior to volunteering for active service, employed in the circulation department of D. C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.  He was shot through the back, the bullet coming out below his shoulder in front.

Dundee Evening Telegraph 16th March 1915

Godfrey Rennie   1853   Black Watch


Mrs Rennie, 19 Glamis Street, Dundee, has just received the sad intelligence of the death from wounds of her son, Private Godfrey Rennie, Black Watch.  Private Rennie had been in hospital for over eighteen months, having been wounded at Neuve Chapelle.

He was 21 years of age, and was formerly employed in the despatch department of the “Courier.”  He was amongst the first of the “Courier” employees to enlist.

Dundee Courier 4th May 1917

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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