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Regimental number2428
Place of birthNewcastle New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address43 Military Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, John Henderson, 43 Military Road, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date23 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919

Military Medal

'On 4th July, 1918, during the operation at VAIRE WOOD, east of CORBIE, Private HENDERSON displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty as a Regimental Stretcher Bearer. He went forward with the first wave right upto the final objective, bandaging wounded on his way and then starting to carry stretcher cases back. He worked constantly and untiringly until all the wounded had been cleared. During this time he was exposed to consistent shell and machine gun fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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