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Frederick Arthur HENDERSON

Regimental number3348
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Occupationlnsurance agent
AddressFrankston Road, Chelsea, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 6.75"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs E Henderson, Frankston Road, Chelsea, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as Lieutenant, Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date6 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Frederick Anthony
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration details V.C. Corner (Panel No 16), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 7 January 1916.

Transferred to 59th Bn, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 24 February 1916.Found guilty, 27 March 1916, of being absent from afternoon parade, 26 March: awarded 6 days' fatigue work and 6 hours' pack drill.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 29 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Handwritten note on file: 'Presume Buried In No Man's Land at approx 5J90.43 to 5K. Sheet Hazebrouck 5A'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1310803: 'No trace Germany. Cert by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON Frederick Arthur
Red Cross file 1310803

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