This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 6488
- Rank: Bombardier
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
- Unit/Ship: 95th Battery
- Place of Death: 14th General Hospital, Wimereux, France
- Age at Death: 21
- Date of Death: 01.05.1915
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: I.F.22.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 33 Park Ave, Dundee
- Occupation: Balmossie Bleachfield
Georgina Henderson, 33 Park Ave, Dundee
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George Henderson 6488 Royal Field Artillery
DUNDEE BOMBARDIER WOUNDED.
Bombardier George Henderson, a Dundee lad, who is a member of the R.F.A., has been seriously wounded.
Bombardier Henderson’s home is at 33 Park Avenue, and intimation has been received by his relatives that he is dangerously ill in hospital at Boulogne, and that he suffers from a gunshot wound in the thigh. The injured lad is 21 years of age, and is well-known in the east end of the town. Along with some more of his companions he enlisted in the Artillery in September. He was first sent to Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow, but later was transferred to Edinburgh. Henderson was keen on his work, and took a special interest in signalling, and had been awarded the strip previous to his going to the front in February. In France he was attached to the 131st Battery.
Previous to joining the army Henderson was employed at Balmossie Bleachfield.
Dundee Courier 5th May 1915
HENDERSON ___Died at 14th General Hospital Wimereaux, Boulogne, Bombardier George Henderson, (6488) Royal Field Artillery, of 33 Park Avenue.
Dundee People’s Journal 8th May 1915
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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