Warwick Rendle was born in Modbury in 1891, and attended Modbury Infant School from April 1895. One of 9 children of George Rendle, a baker, who died in 1938, and Annie Rendle who died in 1927. He was an elder brother of Allen Rendle and was married to Florence May Rendle of 19 Stracey Road, Forest Gate, London.
Warwick was a master baker in Modbury who produced about 3,000 loaves a week. Following the introduction of conscription, he applied to Devon Tribunal to defer his service because of his work in running the business as a master baker but his appeal was rejected as the court felt that an older man could do the work.
He served in the Army as a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery and died on active service on 18th July 1917 aged 26. He is buried at Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetry, Belgium. His inscription reads ‘Until the Daybreak’.
His brother, Allen, was a corporal in the 8th Devons, and was killed at the Somme on 14th February 1916.
|Born:||26 Aug 1891|
|Address:||Galpin St then Plymouth|
|Next of Kin:||Son of George and Annie Rendle; husband of Florence May Rendle of 19 Stracey Road, Forest Gate, London.|
|Unit||Royal Garrison Artillery|
|Died On:||18th July 1917|
|Where Buried:||Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetry, Belgium|
|Memorial:||Inscription 'Until the Daybreak'|
|Remarks||Modbury Infant School Apr 1895 - Apr 1898|