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VC557   Thomas Edward Rendle

BORN   14 December 1884

DIED   1 June 1946   AGE   61

VC Won    20 November 1914   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Near Wulverghem, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Thomas Edward Rendle   No.   7079   

VC Issue No.   557   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 1st Battalion

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Bandsman

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   4 Mead Street, Bedminster, Bristol, England

Place Of Death   Groote Shuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Maitland Road No. 1 Cemetrery, Cape Town, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   3 June 1946

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family plot 24598

Gazetted   11 January 1915

VC Presented   12 July 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Maitland Road No. 1 Cemetrery, Cape Town, South Africa

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, St John's Churchyard, Bedminster, Bristol

By The Way…

He was impersonated by a Joseph Randall, who pretended to be Rendle VC and attended various functions for two years until caught and fined

VC Held By

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, England



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