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Regimental number7255
Place of birthCharters Towers Qld
AddressKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, David Henderson, Armadale PO, Armadale, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 29 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 June 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations with 15th Infantry Brigade at PERONNE on 2nd September 1918 this N.C.O. had charge of a Machine gun Section. He was constantly under fire, but coolly and skilfully controlled his Section, taking his guns forward very close in support of the Infantry. by his exceptional courage, initiative and devotion to duty he set a splendid example to his men. They rendered very effective help in the attack. Sergeant HENDERSON skilfully supervised the maintenance of his communications.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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