John Buntin Henderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: 1915
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 235628
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: British War Medal, British Victory Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st/ 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: 2nd Battle of the Marne
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 19/07/1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Marfaux British Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.E.12

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 10/08/1883
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 2 Fleuchar Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker and Tenter, Low & Bonar Ltd, Dundee.
  • Mother:

    Janet Smillie Buntin

  • Father:

    John Lindsay Henderson

  • Siblings:

    Robert Henderson, William Buntin Henderson

  • Spouse:

    Betsy Brown, 2 Fleuchar St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Janet Henderson, born 14.08.1910

More about John Buntin Henderson

Private John Henderson initially enlisted with the Highland Cyclist battalion and was later transferred to the Gordon Highlanders where he served in the 1st/4th battalion.  Before enlisting he was employed as a tenter with Low & Bonar Ltd, Bankmill, Milnbank Road, Dundee. He was one of three children and his brother, William, also served during WWI. Pte William Buntin Henderson, S/20045, 2nd Battalion Black Watch, was lost at sea 15.04.1917 when the troopship H.T. Cameronia was torpedoed and sunk.

Formally, 19358

John was a member of the Territorial force at the time of joining the Colours as indicated by the Imperial Service Badge in the first image. This indicates that he would have signed the Imperial Service obligation to serve his country overseas.

John Buntin Henderson   235628   Gordon Highlanders

Gordon Killed.

Mrs Henderson, 2 Fleuchar Street, has been informed that her husband, Private J. Henderson, Gordon Highlanders, was killed in action between 19th and 25th July.  In 1915, Pte. Henderson enlisted in the Highland Cyclist Battalion, and was later transferred to the Gordons, and had been in France for ten months.  Before joining the colours, he was employed as a tenter with Low & Bonar, Limited, Bank Mill, Milnbank Road.

Dundee Courier 27th August 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Private Henderson’s great grandson, Fred Connor, further information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell.

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