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: S/8165
- Rank: Private
- Service Occupation:
- Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
- Unit/Ship: 8th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 22
- Date of Death: 18.08.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 15C
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Kirkaldy
- Address: 22 Dundonald Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Calender Worker, Baxter Bros Ltd, Dundee
Margaret Henderson, 22 Dundonald St, Dundee
Thomas Henderson, 22 Dundonald St, Dundee
More about John Henderson
John has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
John Henderson S/8165 Seaforth Highlanders
Mr and Mrs Thomas Henderson, 22 Dundonald Street, Dundee, have received a letter from the regimental chaplain informing them of the death of their son, Private John Henderson, of the Seaforth Highlanders. In his letter the chaplain states that Private Henderson was killed in action on the 18th inst. by the bursting of a shell.
“He had done nobly at his post,” the chaplain remarks, “and his loss is regretted not simply for his soldier like qualities, which he possessed in a marked degree, but as a comrade, cheery and bright.”
The deceased was Mr and Mrs Henderson’s third son. Twenty-two years of age, he had been in the army for sixteen months, and prior to enlistment was a calender worker in the employment of Baxter Bros. & Co., Ltd.
Dundee Courier 31st August 1916
Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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