|Born||3 January 1900|
|Died||24 March 1945|
|Years of service||1918-1945|
|Commands held||5th Bn Black Watch
51st (Highland) Division
|Battles/wars||World War II|
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath
Distinguished Service Order
Member of the Order of the British Empire
Educated at Loretto School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Rennie was commissioned into the Black Watch in 1918. He saw active service in the Second World War, was taken prisoner at Saint-Valery-en-Caux, but then escaped nine days later. He was made Commanding Officer of the 5th Battalion of the Black Watch in 1942, leading the battalion at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942, and then becoming Commander of the 154th Brigade and leading that formation for the allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943.
In December 1943 he was appointed General Officer Commanding 3rd Division in which role he took part in the Normandy landings in June 1944. He was then made General Officer Commanding 51st (Highland) Division but in March 1945, after crossing the Rhine, he was killed by mortar fire.
He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
- Loretto Roll of Honour
- Exhibition: "They got a huge reception at St Valery" Breakout from Normandy
- "Casualty Details: Rennie, Tom Gordon". www.cwgc.org: Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Thomas Gordon Rennie.|
|General Officer Commanding the 3rd Division