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Charles Alexander Roy HENDERSON

Regimental number11337
Place of birthDrummoyne, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationTimekeeper
AddressNorthcote Street, Sans Souci, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight122 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Henderson, Northcote Street, Sans Souci, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 14
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Discharge date25 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Divisional Ammunition Column, Cairo, 13 February 1916, and posted to No 3 Section.

Mustered as Driver, 8 March 1916.

Taken on strength, 23rd Battery, Tel el Kebir, 9 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Transferred to 21st Field Artillery Brigade, 15 May 1916.

Found guilty, 8 June 1916, of neglecting to carry out an order: awarded 2 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Transferred to 2nd Brigade, 24 January 1917, and posted to 4th Battery.

On leave to England from Belgium, 24 August 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 10 September 1917.

Admitted to 1st Australian Division Rest Station, 23 October 1917 (contusion, right foot); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 24 October 1917; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 26 October 1917; to England, 16 November 1917, and admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny (injury: slight); discharged on furlough, 30 November 1917, to report to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 December 1917.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 13 January 1918 (bronchitis); discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 29 January 1918.

Admitted to Military Hospital, Sutton Veny, 11 March 1918 (wound, right ankle); transferred to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 13 March 1918; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 30 March 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 1 April 1918 (wound, ankle); discharged, 26 April 1918.

Admitted to Group Clearing Hospital, Sutton Veny, 30 May 1918 (influenza); marched in to No 1 Command Depot from hospital, 4 June 1918.

Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 19 July 1918.

Marched in to Reserve Brigade Australian Artillery, Heytesbury, 2 August 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 September 1918; rejoined 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, in the field, 29 August 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 March 1919; disembarked Weymouth, 21 March 1919.

Found guilty, 26 March 1919, of being absent without leave from 0900, 22 March, to 1600, 25 March 1919: forfeited 3 days' pay; total forfeiture: 7 days' pay.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Soudan', 12 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 30 June 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 25 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as Northcolest, Sans Souci, New South Wales.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON Charles Alexander Roy

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