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Renwick, J., Pte., 1917

Northumberland Fusiliers

In Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France, is the Commonwealth War Grave of 19750 Private Joe Renwick, serving with the 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, who died 21/02/1917.

Morpeth Herald 02/03/1917 carries a brief obituary:


RENWICK.- Died of wounds received in action on 19th February, 1917, aged 31 years, dearly beloved and youngest son of James Goodall Renwick, Stannington.- Ever remembered by his loving father, sisters, brothers, and brother-in-law.

Derek Johnstone and Carole Fife have provided the following:

In the various records checked, the names Joe and Joseph both appear in addition to variations to the surname Renwick.

Joe Renwick was born at Belford in Northumberland in 1886. His parents were James Goodwill Renwick, a gardener, and Jane Renwick both born in Scotland.

In 1901 Joe was living with his family at South Shotton, Stannington (a village near Morpeth) with his siblings William 32, George 30, Jane 20 and Annie Isabella aged 17.

The 1911 Census shows Joe as 25 years old, working as a farm labourer and living with his family at Bellasis, Stannington. His mother Jane died after 1901 but his father James did not remarry. Records show Joe enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland and went to France on 25/8/15. After his death (died of wounds) his effects to his father James.

Joe Renwick is remembered at Stannington on S52.02

The CWGC entry for Private Renwick

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk