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William Francis HENDERSON

Regimental number5810
Place of birthNapier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
SchoolHawthorn Public School, Melbourne, Victoria
Age on arrival in Australia5
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationJewellers assistant
AddressBonaccord, Marrickville Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, Regt. Q.M. Sergt.
Enlistment date26 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Dysentry when a prisoner of War, Ivittenberg, Germany.
FateDied of disease 16 August 1917
Place of death or woundingGermany
Age at death19.3
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBerlin South -Western Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row A, Grave No. 4), Stahnsdorf, Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret HENDERSON, Sydney, Native of Napier, New Zealand
Family/military connectionsFather: Served in 9th Regt. Boer War 01/02, Rank, Captain. and in the 9th Battalion AIF as a Captain. Brother: Pte Arthur Hilton Henderson, No. 3842, 12th Australian Field Ambulance, Discharged - shell shock.

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