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Regimental number1189
Place of birthDenholm, Scotland
Place of birthHowick, Scotland
Address239 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Height5' 10"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert Henderson, 75 Hopetoun Street, Bathgate, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Territorial Force, Scotland; previously rejected for enlistment on grounds of 'severe cold'.
Enlistment date19 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name32nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 22 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Margaret HENDERSON
Discharge date8 October 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked suez, 18 December 1915.

Found guilty, 14 January 1916, of neglect of duty in that he failed to report immediately that Pte Jones slept on his post: admonished.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, Fromelles, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, upper extremity - head and arms: severe), and admitted to 15th Field Ambulance and then to 1st Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to Ambulance Train No 17, 25 July 1916, and admitted to 13th General Hospital; transferred to England, 11 August 1916, and admitted to 5th Southern General Hospital, Portsmouth, 12 August 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen: slight); transferred to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 November 1916; discharged on furlough, 14 December 1916, to report to Harefield, 29 December 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Avonmouth on board HS 'Karoola', 22 February 1917; discharged, Perth, 8 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attribted to war service.
Date of death10 April 1934
Age at death50
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery, Perth, Western Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HENDERSON John

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