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Frank Rennie

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Officer's Book, 14th Brigade

Lieutenant F Rennie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frank AWMM
  • Surname
    Rennie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWII 50755 AWMM
    • Malaya 30126 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    9 August 1918 AWMM ChristchurchCanterbury AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Savage Crescent, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Savage Crescent, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mrs B.N. Rennie (wife) Savage Crescent, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs B.N. Rennie (wife) Savage Crescent, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Instructor at start of WW2, went to Fiji, New Caledonia, Solomon Islands, Middle East

    Part of occupation forces in Japan

    Postwar work was in training, Waiouru

    1955 formed and trained the Special Air Services (SAS), which he commanded in Malaya

    Military Liaison Officer in London, Commander Fiji Military forces in 1966 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    17 November 1992 AWMM
    Age 74 AWMM
    Bay of IslandsNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 November 1992 AWMM
  • Memorial name
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Well it has been a long 12 months since the last Anzac when we were not able gather together to remember our fallen - instead, we were only able to stand at our driveways to honour you all. We are still in the midst of the pandemic, the death toll in the millions now and still climbing. Never did we ever imagine that we would experience such a frightening and silent killer....however, it has given a more poignant and personal insight into the horrors all those that went to war (no matter which) experienced and endured!

    Once again; “Thank You For Your Service Great Uncle Frank”

    Marlené McLennan
    (Great Niece)
    Public - Marlene May - Other relative - 25 April 2021
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  • Thank you for your service Great Uncle Frank - Lest We Foreget.
    Public - Marlené May - Other relative - 24 April 2020
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  • Thank you for your contribution and service.....RIP Great Uncle Frank.
    Public - Marlene May - Other relative - 20 April 2018
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  • RIP Great Uncle Frank. "Lest We Forget" Marlene.
    Public - Marlene - Other relative - 24 April 2017
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  • Again this year 2016, I simply want to say how very proud I am of my great uncle Frank, for his bravery and leadership during his war service and for all he did in helping shape our nations SAS defence force. RIP Uncle Frank. Lest We Forget. Marlene
    Public - Marlene - Other relative - 15 April 2016
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  • Just wanted to say how very proud I am of my great uncle's bravery during the war and achievements in helping shape our nations defence force. Lest We Forget.
    Public - Marlene - Other Relative - 12 February 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
    • Rennie, F. (1986) Regular Soldier. Auckland, N.Z.: Endeavour Press. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 7: WW2 117 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 119 AWMM
    • Pugsley, C. (2003). From emergency to confrontation: the New Zealand armed forces in Southeast Asia, 1949-1966. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. AWMM
      Pugsley, C. (2003). p. 92-98; 120, 128, 352, 369; awards118; 362 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 November 1992 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2021Marlene MayChristchurch NZOther relative
24 April 2020Marlené MayChristchurch New ZealandOther relative
26 January 2020RoscoeAotearoaResearcher
12 November 2017DaleAucklandResearcher
24 April 2017MarleneChristchurchOther relative

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