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David Alexander HENDERSON

Regimental number1530
Place of birthDundee, Scotland
SchoolGlebelands Public School, Dundee, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia27
AddressDerby Street, Semaphore, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 6"
Weight151 lbs
Next of kinMrs H A Henderson, 23 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the 4th Battalion, Royal Highlanders, British Army: time expired
Enlistment date26 November 1914
Place of enlistmentOaklands, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWorked as a Linter in textile weaving factory. Buried at Victoria Gully, No. 2 Cemetery.
FateKilled in Action 19 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death30
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 14), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Helen HENDERSON, 23 Baxter Park Terrace, Dundee, Scotland
Family/military connectionsBrother:1532 Company Sergeant Major James HENDERSON MSM, Australian Corps Headquarters, Effective Abroad (still overseas).
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 10th Bn, Gallipoli, 7 May 1915.

Killed in action, 19 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON David Alexander

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