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RAMC profile of:
James Lawrence RENTOUL B.A.
[Service No:  129116]
 
 


Place or Date
of Birth:
Darlington, Durham

Service Number: 129116

TF Number:

Rank: Pte

Unit: 91st Field Ambulance

Attached To:

Enlistment Location: Newry

Also Served:

Outcome: Killed in action

Date Died: 30/09/1918
Age Died: 33

Where Buried and/or Commemorated: France - La Baraque British Cemetery, Bellenglise, Aisne

Awards:

Gazette Reference:
 


Other Information:

Rev. James L Rentoul was a minister of Rostrevor Presbyterian Church, and formerly assistant to Rev. Dr. Park in Rosemary Street, Belfast. He attested on 15th May 1918 and was sent to 2nd Training Battalion in Blackpool. He embarked at Folkstone and disembarked at Boulogne on 1st September 1918, then joined the R.A.M.C. Depot at Etaples the next day. On the 6th September, James was posted to serve with the 91st Field Ambulance in the field. He was killed in a dugout, along with two comrades, whilst serving as a stretcher-bearer. He was the son of the Rev. Robert Wilson Reid and Cacelia Rentoul (nee Wylie) of Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; and the husband of Agnes Eileen Rentoul (nee Moore) of " Fircroft" Hawthornden Road, Knock, Co. Down. [Information sources: CWGC; Soldiers Died in the Great War, Jame's service record, and the Belfast Evening News (Portrait photograph: Belfast Evening News - courtesy of Nigel Henderson)]


 
Additional Information: Date Added: Monday 30 May, 2011
 
Father's forename was Robert Mother's forename was Caroline Wife's forename was Eileen Parental...
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