Corporal Harry McAlister RENTELL

Service No: 205923
Born: Wandandian NSW, 27 December 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 October 1939 (at RAAF Station Laverton VIC)
Unit: No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF Station Laverton VIC
Died: Ground Accident, Ascot Vale, 8 March 1941, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery, Melbourne VIC
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Harry Edward and Grace Unity Rentell; husband of Jean Annie Elizabeth Rentell, of Moonee Ponds
Roll of Honour: Moonee Ponds VIC
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 8 March 1941, Corporal Rentell, a Fitter II Engines, died from injuries received in a motor car collision at the intersection of Ascot Vale Road and Queens Avenue, Ascot Vale. The car in which he was travelling was driven by Pilot Officer (later Squadron Leader) Alan Joseph Cassel Jenkins (O3322) (Discharged: 25 August 1952) who was injured.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 53/1/905

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