Martin Nicolay Renaud

Born 15.01.1879
Place Riga, Latvia
Ethnic origin Latvian
Religion Church of England
Arrived at Australia from London
on 13.10.1908
per Loch Carron
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Port Adelaide, SA, Ravensthorpe, WA, Perth, Boulder, WA
Occupation 1911 'kitchenman at present', 1915 sailor; 1932 orchadist
Naturalisation 1911
Residence after the war Perth, Mandurah, WA
Died 5.12.1949, Perth

Service #1

Service number 2656
Enlisted 18.06.1915
Place of enlistment Blackboy Hill, WA
Unit 11th Battalion, 51st Battalion
Rank Private
Place Gallipoli, 1915; Western Front, 1916
Casualties WIA 1916
Final fate RTA 17.10.1916
Discharged 11.06.1917


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Mandurah obituary. - South Western Advertiser, Perth, 15 December 1949, p. 8.

From Russian Anzacs in Australian History:

One of the first Russian casualties in the 5th Division [at Armentières] was Martin Renaud, a former seaman from Riga, who received severe head wounds and was evacuated to Australia. This was his first experience of battle and he proved that what he wrote in 1911 after receiving his naturalisation certificate from the Australian authorities was no empty boast: 'I am very proud to count myself as one of yours now and I will try to make myself worthy of it'.