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Ludovic HENDERSON

Regimental number3563
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
AddressAshfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 8"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs A Henderson, 17 Shephard Street, Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceMember, Ashfield Rifle Club (8 months)
Enlistment date28 October 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll57th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 17 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cenetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. II), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
164
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Archibald and Annie HENDERSON, Fernhill Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales. Native of Clarence River
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 54th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 14 February 1916; taken on strength of 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 57th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 24 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 20 July 1916; admitted to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, face, chest and right arm).

Died of wounds, No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 1430 hours, 20 July 1916.

Reported buried at Bailleul Cemetery by Reverend J.T. Hall, 20 July 1916.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON Ludovic

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