Corporal ARCHIE MCARTHUR RENNIE

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Rank Corporal
Forenames ARCHIE MCARTHUR
Surname RENNIE
Initials A M
Place of Birth Unknown
Date of Birth Unknown
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 30
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From MIDDLETON, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 3457723
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 3 Reconnaissance Regiment, A Squadron (8 Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
Military Honours and Awards
Place of Burial/Commemoration HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location 1. B. 16.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph
Family Details SON OF THOMAS AND ANN RENNIE, OF MIDDLETON, LANCASHIRE; HUSBAND OF GLADYS RENNIE, OF RHODES, MIDDLETON.

Additional Information

 

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission records state that Corporal ARCHIE McARTHUR RENNIE died on Wednesday 7th June 2016. An eyewitness account from Normandy Veteran Trooper Frank Worrall1 confirms the date of Death for Corporal ARCHIE McARTHUR RENNIE as Tuesday, 6th June 1944.

 

Trooper Frank Worrall served with A Squadron, 3 Reconnaissance Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps, and landed with the advance Beach Contact Detachments that formed the Beach Control Group for SWORD Beach on D-Day. Some 100 men, from 3 Reconnaissance Regiment (Northumberland Fusiliers), made up the total of these units.

 

As Trooper Frank Worrall, a radio operator, made his way off his the landing craft, as it hit the beach at just after H-Hour, on D-Day 6th June, 1944, he witnessed fellow radio operator Corporal ARCHIE McARTHUR RENNIE being shot as he was assisting another radio operator carry a hefty radio set onto the beach.

 

On Saturday, 26th March 2016, Normandy veteran Frank Worral returned to Normandy, and visited, for the first time, the grave of his fallen comrade in Hermanville War Cemetery.

 

Normandy Veteran, Trooper Frank Worrall
Paying his respects to fallen Comrade
Corporal ARCHIE McARTHUR RENNIE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References
1. Special thanks to Normandy Veteran Trooper Frank Worrall, A Squadron, 3 Reconnaissance Regiment (Northumberland Fusiliers), Royal Armoured Corps, and his family, for permission to use photographs and information provided during his return visit to Normandy in March 2016.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph:  
Additional photographs provided by: Julie Barber, Daughter of Trooper Frank Worrall
Additional information provided by: Frank Worrall, Normandy Veteran, and  Carl Shilleto.

 

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What other people have said

london

sarah mansfield

Archie is my Great Uncle and very sad to hear his story Thank you Frank and Julie for sharing. May he be long remembered. Sarah and family.

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Congleton

Julie Barber

On behalf of my father and our family I would like to say it was a honour for us to pay our respect to trooper Archie Mcarthur Rennie at his final resting place.

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016