William Buntin Henderson

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: S/20045
  • Rank: Private
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards: British War Medal, Victory Medal
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
  • Place of Death: Lost at Sea
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 15/04/1917
  • Burial Country: Egypt
  • Cemetery: Chatby Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Index No. MR41

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 01/02/1890
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 7 Forest Park Road, Dundee
  • Occupation:
  • Mother:

    Janet Smillie Buntin, 7 Forest Park Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    John Lindsay Henderson

  • Siblings:

    John Buntin Henderson, Robert Henderson

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about William Buntin Henderson

Private William Henderson was onboard the HT ‘Cameronia’ which was carrying reinforcements for Mesopotamia when it was torpedoed and sunk by German Submarine U-33 on 15th April 1917. 127 officers and men of the Commonwealth forces lost their lives.

Henderson is remembered on the Chatby Memorial within the Chatby War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria, Egypt. It commemorates almost 1000 Commonwealth servicemen who died during the First World War and were buried at sea.

Private Henderson was one of three children. His brother, John Buntin Henderson, also served during WWI. Pte John Buntin Henderson, 235628, 1/4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders, killed in action 19.07.1918.

Information kindly supplied by William Henderson’s great great nephew, Fred Connor.

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