|Place of Birth||Unknown|
|Date of Birth||Unknown|
|Date of Death||Tuesday, 06 June 1944|
|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|
|Family Details||SON OF THOMAS AND ANN RENNIE, OF MIDDLETON, LANCASHIRE; HUSBAND OF GLADYS RENNIE, OF RHODES, MIDDLETON.|
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.
|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:|
|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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