Thomas Edward Rendle
|Thomas Edward Rendle|
|Born||14 December 1884
Bedminster, Bristol, England
|Died||1 June 1946 (aged 61)
Cape Town, South Africa
|Buried||Maitland Road No 1 Cemetery, Cape Town|
|Years of service||1902-20|
|Unit||The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Order of St George 4th Class (Russia)
Thomas Edward Rendle VC (14 December 1884 – 1 June 1946) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was 29 years old, and a bandsman in the 1st Battalion, The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 20 November 1914 near Wulverghem, Belgium, Bandsman Rendle attended to the wounded under very heavy rifle and shell fire and rescued men from the trenches in which they had been buried from the blowing in of the parapets by the fire of the enemy's heavy howitzers.
Rendle later achieved the rank of sergeant.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- VCs of the First World War - 1914 (Gerald Gliddon, 1994)