John Rennie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Fireman & Trimmer
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  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Ladoga
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death: Lost At Sea
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 16.04.1918
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  • Cemetery: Tower Hill Memorial, London
  • Grave/Mem Ref no:

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 31 Dura St, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Georgina Rennie

  • Father:

    John Rennie

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Jessie Rennie (nee McKinlay) 31 Dura St, Dundee

  • Children:

More about John Rennie

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.

The S.S. Ladoga was a 1,900 ton defensively armed British Merchant Ship. On 16 April 1918 she was en route from Bilbao to Maryport with a cargo of Iron Ore, when 15 miles South East of South Arklow Light Vessel Ireland, she was torpedoed without warning and sunk by German Submarine UB-73 with the loss of 29 lives.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson

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