|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c September 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Dougal Neil (Niel) Rentoul MC, 2 Divisional Signal Company ...
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.