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Otto George RENNER

Regimental number2199
Date of birth12 February 1892
Place of birthThompson Estate, Brisbane, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationButcher
AddressMorton Street, Seaview Estate, Manly, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Anna Renner, Morton Street, Seaview Estate, Manly, Queensland
Enlistment date26 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A63 Karoola on 16 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 21 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Bn, Gallipoli, 8 September 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 13 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred to Malta, and admitted to St George's Hospital, 22 September 1915. Transferred to England, 29 October 1915, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 10 November 1915. Embarked from England to rejoin Bn, 25 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 53rd Bn, Ismailia, 20 April 1916. Admitted to hospital, 20 April 1916; discharged to unit, 8 May 1916, after 54 days' treatment for venereal disease and varicose veins. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, 29 May 1916; discharged to Details Camp, 4 August 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 27 August 1916; taken on strength, 1st Training Bn, England, 7 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 14 October 1916; transferred to 1st Bn, 3 November 1916.

Admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 14 September 1917 (trench fever); transferred to England, 20 September 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 22 September 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 15 October 1917; discharged to No. 2 Command Depot, 31 October 1917. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 May 1918; rejoined Bn, 23 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 10 August 1918 (gassed); admitted to 12th US General Hospital, Rouen, 12 August 1918; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, 19 August 1918; discharged to Base Details, 25 September 1918; rejoined Bn, 7 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board 'Kildonian Castle', 21 March 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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Date of death24 July 1957
Age at death65
Place of burialToowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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