Henry William Henderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 21467
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
  • Unit/Ship: 17th Battalion, attached 10th Entrenching Battalion
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 24
  • Date of Death: 23.10.1916
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Ferme-Olivier
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Plot 1. Row A. Grave 6.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 42 Hillbank Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Margaret Steven Henderson, 42 Hillbank Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    Henry William Henderson, 42 Hillbank Rd, Dundee

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Henry William Henderson

Harry W. Henderson   21467   Royal Scots

DUNDEE HERO FALLS IN ACTION.

Private Harry W. Henderson, of the Royal Scots, who was recommended for the D.C.M. some time ago, has now been reported to have been killed in action on 23rd October.

The distinguished action which the deceased soldier performed was that of successfully bombing an enemy trench which he had been ordered to reconnoitre.  An chaplain writes to his mother, who resides at 42 Hillbank Road, Dundee, as follows :–“In these dark days which bring sad news to the homes of so many of our brave soldiers I am sorry that the shadow should be cast on yours.  Your son while going about his duty was killed instantaneously by a German shell, and we have laid him to rest in a little soldiers’ cemetery.”

Private Henderson enlisted about eighteen months ago, and had been over a year at the front.  He was an only son, and was 23 years of age.

Dundee Courier 21st November 1916

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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