|1. Memorial:||Simon'S Town (Dido Valley) Cemetery||Dutch Reformed Church Sec. Grave 678.|
|2. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||30C GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of William Thomas and Jane Ann Rennick, of Mount Pleasant, Simonstown, Cape Province.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit / Ship / Est.: Cape Fortress Engineers|
|Action : Africa|
The East African Campaign was a series of battles and guerrilla actions which started in German East Africa (now Tanzania) and ultimately impacted portions of Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, Uganda, and the Belgian Congo. The German colonial forces, led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, skillfully fought for the duration of World War I and surrendered only after that war had ended. Other campaigns were conducted in West and South West Africa.
A/9043 Sapper, Cape Fortress Engineers, South African Engineers. An electrician. Died unmarried of influenza and pneumonia at No 2 General Hospital, Maitland, Cape Town aged 30 years.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Phoenix No. 1860 E.C.||South Africa (Western)|
11th September 1918
James only made it to become and Entered Apprentice. He was initiated just over a month prior to his death and close to the end of the war. The contribution record states "Died 18 Oct 1918."
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley