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Major-General Thomas Gordon Rennie CB DSO MBE (3 The month of january 1900 – 24 March 1945) would be a British Army officer who commanded the next Infantry Division and then the 51st (Highland) Infantry Division during The Second World War and it was later wiped out for action during Operation Plunder, the crossing from the River Rhine in March 1945.
Educated at Loretto School and also the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Rennie was commissioned like a second lieutenant in to the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) on 16 This summer 1919. Attending employees College, Camberley from 1933 to 1934, he saw service in world war ii, was taken prisoner at Saint-Valery-en-Caux throughout the final stages from the Fight of France in June 1940, however steered clear of nine days later. He is made Commanding Officer (CO) from the fifth Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) in 1942, leading the battalion in the Second Fight of El Alamein in October 1942, after which becoming Commander from the 154th Infantry Brigade and leading that formation for that Allied invasion of Sicily in This summer 1943.
In December 1943 he was hired General Officer Commanding 3rd Infantry Division by which role he required part within the Normandy landings in June 1944. He ended up being made General Officer Commanding 51st (Highland) Infantry Division however in March 1945, after crossing the Rhine, he was wiped out by mortar fire.
He’s hidden in Reichswald Forest War Graveyard.