(Service number 47363)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 21 September 1891 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 44 Dee Street, Timaru
Occupation Cycle mechanic
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin David RENNETT (father), 44 Dee Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 9 June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination Devonport, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 12 February 1966 Age 74 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row 126, Plot 15
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Ralph Rennett was the son of David Shillito and Matilda Elizabeth Campbell (née Butcher) Rennett of Timaru. His brother Albert David Rennett was killed in action in 1918 in France. Maybe Thomas Rennett who was born in 1884 at Timaru and was killed in action in 1915 at Gallipoli was a relative.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [30 December 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [02 January 2017]

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