Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Dougal Neil (Niel) Rentoul MC, 2 Divisional Signal Company ...

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Accession Number P11355.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made c September 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Dougal Neil (Niel) Rentoul MC, 2 Divisional Signal Company Australian Engineers, of Deniliquin, NSW. A overseer in the canister trade prior to enlistment, Lt Rentoul embarked with the 20th Battalion, from Sydney aboard HMAT Berrima A35 on 25 June, 1915. He was awarded the Military Cross on the 2 August 1916 for Gallant Conduct in the field. Nearly a year later he was killed in action in France on 3 May, 1917 aged 23. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.