1. Memorial:Simon'S Town (Dido Valley) CemeteryDutch Reformed Church Sec. Grave 678.
2. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour30C GQS

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Family :

Son of William Thomas and Jane Ann Rennick, of Mount Pleasant, Simonstown, Cape Province.

Service Life:


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.

Detail :

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.

Masonic :

TypeLodge 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."

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