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William Alexander HENDERSON

Regimental number4805
Place of birthCamberwell, Victoria
SchoolCamberwell Public School, Camberwell, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationSlaughterman
AddressLilyvale, Williamstown Road, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Henderson, Lilyvale, Williamstown Road, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 September 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXIII, Row C, Grave No. 10A), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
165
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Lillian HENDERSON; husband of Ethell HENDERSON, "Lilyvale", Anderson Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: Lieut Charlie Henderson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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