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John George HENDERSON

Regimental number497
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
SchoolLewisham Christian Brothers School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDraper
AddressThe Grange, 31 Dover Street, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs E C Henderson, 31 Dover Street, Summer Hill, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Irish Rifles for 2 years.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1915
Discharge date8 August 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Appointed Sergeant, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915.

Admitted to hospital, Gallipoli, 23 June 1915 (vomiting); transferred to Egypt and admitted to No. 1 General Hospital, Heliopolis, 27 June 1915 (dysentery); to Port Said Convalescent Depot, 22 September 1915; discharged for return to Australia, 16 October 1915.

Embarked from Suez on board 'Kanowna', 20 October 1915; discharged, 8 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death25 September 1961
Place of burialLutwyche Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland

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