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Eric Roy HENDERSON

Regimental number3816
Place of birthYork Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address35 Bronte Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, P G Henderson, 18 Gladstone Street, East Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'At Ypres on 28th September while a heavy duel was taking place between our stokes mortars and the enemy's minemwerfers this man (with others) did excellent work in assisting to dig out two of his comrades who were buried by one of enemys' heavy shell. He worked hard for nearly two hours nearly the whole time under heavy bomb and shell fire until the men were unearthed.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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