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Leonard Matthew HENDERSON

Regimental number3316
Place of birthRockhampton Qld
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSelector
AddressBoongoondoo, Jericho, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs L Henderson, Boongoondoo, Jericho, Queensland
Enlistment date30 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateKilled in Action 5 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialDernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Special Memorial No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
20
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lily HENDERSON, Hexham, Jericho, Queensland. Native of Aramac, Queensland
Medals

Military Medal

'During operation East of MESSINES from June 7th to June 12th 1917 Private HENDERSON took charge of the gun after the N.C.O. in charge had been killed. Although he was himself wounded he kept his gun in action throughout the operation under very heavy enemy artillery barrage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

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

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