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Ronald Lennox HENDERSON

Date of birth12 April 1879
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
SchoolTownsville Grammar School and Edinburgh University, Queensland
Other trainingMedicine
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressToowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation36
Next of kinSister, S Henderson, Crows' Nest, Queensland
Enlistment date27 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
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Captain


Unit: MED AGH1
Promotion date: 27 July 1915

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWas a Doctor of Medicine.
FateDied of wounds 31 July 1917
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Lennox spelt Lennot
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row D, Grave No. 8), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ronald and Mary HENDERSON, 25 Antrim Mansions, Belsize Park, Hampstead, London
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and determination in tending the wounded under very heavy fire. His devotion to duty saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: Capt John Donald White D.S.O., MC, CdeG, Middlesex Reg.
Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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