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Captain, 7th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.

Killed in action Thursday 7th May 1915, age 25.

Remembered on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Former student of engineering.

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Rennie was born on 8th January 1890. He was the third son of Thomas Crompton Waterhouse of Bakewell, Derbyshire and Kersal Edge, Manchester. Educated at Cheltenham Rennie graduated from the University of Manchester in 1910 with a B.Sc. Engineering. He was by profession an engineer with Thomson-Houston of Rugby.

Rennie spent several years in the Territorial Force, becoming a lieutenant in April 1913. When war broke out he was promoted to captain. He sailed for Egypt in October 1914 and landed at Cape Helles, Gallipoli on 5th May 1915. Two days later he was killed.

The inscription on a memorial window to Rennie states that the glass was salvaged by his brother Captain Charles Waterhouse, of the 1st Life Guards, from Ypres Cathedral and other churches destroyed by the Germans.