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James Lindsay HENDERSON

Regimental number1246
Other NamesLindsey James
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJames Henderson, Jimboomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, James Henderson, Jimboomba, Queensland
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 1 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer held a post of twelve men, which was attacked by the enemy. Though wounded himself and with his garrison reduced to four men by casualties and completely surrounded, he held on against great odds, inflicting heavy casualties. Later he joined in a counter attack which resulted in the capture of numerous prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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