John Rennie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no:
  • Rank: Fireman & Trimmer
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Ladoga
  • Unit/Ship: Mercantile Marine
  • Place of Death: Lost At Sea, 15 miles South-East of the South Arklow light vessel in the Irish Sea.
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 16.04.1918
  • Burial Country:
  • 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 Rennie was the son of Mr John and Mrs Georgina Rennie and was married to Mrs Jessie Rennie (nee McKinlay) of 31 Dura Street, Dundee. Ladoga was a 1,900 ton defensively armed steam cargo ship completed in 1914 and was sunk on 16 April 1918 by torpedo fired by the German submarine UB-73 15 miles South-East of the South Arklow light vessel in the Irish Sea. Twenty nine crew died in the sinking and the Ladoga was en route from Bilbao to Maryport, in Cumberland, with a cargo of ore. John Rennie is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.


Information supplied by Gary Thomson.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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