Rennie, G. S.

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Rennie, G. S.

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G.S. Rennie who presented the album to SBS was the founder of Hamilton's first Militia medical unit on 4 December 1900. Dr. Rennie had been the medical officer of the 13th Battalion for over a dozen years but was ordered to for the 7th Bearer Corps. It was probably the participation of Canadians, including men from the 13th Battalion, in the South African War that made the authorities aware of the medical units in time of war.

Dr. Rennie was very successful in recruiting and training a good unit, which had its headquarters on James Street south, just south of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway. Colonel Rennie subsequently commanded base hospitals in England during the First World War.

(see http://www.23fieldambulance.ca/?page_id=6)

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