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Hugh Jenner HENDERSON

Regimental number2201
Date of birth5 July 1889
Place of birthDunedin, New Zealand
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStation hand
AddressUpper Liveringa Station, Derby, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 5"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinFather, Donald Henderson, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 June 1915
Place of enlistmentDerby, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 3 January 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of Donald and Elizabeth (nee Locke) Henderson. Was wounded in the knee at Gallipoli, and later in life a mental disorder developed due to his experiences while on active service.
Discharge date4 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Gallipoli, 6 August 1915.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Field Ambulance, 24 August 1915 (diarrhoea), and transferred to No 1 Australian Casualty Clearing Station; to Mudros, 25 August 1915, and admitted to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital (dysentery); transferred to Base, 15 September 1915; to England, 18 September 1915, and admitted to King George Hospital, Stamford Street, London, 26 September 1915.

Found to be unfit for further service; embarked London, 25 November 1915; disembarked Alexandria, 8 December 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 10 December 1915 (paralysis of legs).

Commenced retuern to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Ulysses', 3 January 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 4 September 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death1931
Age at death42
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON Hugh Jenner

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