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|Born||January 3, 1900|
|Died||March 24, 1945(aged 45)|
|Years of service||1918-1945|
5th Bn Black Watch|
51st (Highland) Division
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Distinguished Service Order
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Military career[edit | edit source]
Educated at Loretto School and the Royal Military College Sandhurst, Rennie was commissioned into the Black Watch in 1918. He served in World War II being taken prisoner at Saint-Valery-en-Caux and then escaping nine days later. He was made Commanding Officer of the 5th Battalion of the Black Watch in 1942, leading the battalion at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942, and then becoming Commander of the 154th Brigade and leading that formation for the allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943.
In December 1943 he was appointed General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in which role he took part in the Normandy landings in June 1944. He was then made General Officer Commanding 51st (Highland) Division but in March 1945, after crossing the Rhine, he was killed by mortar fire.
He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
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