Claude Reginald Charles HENDERSON

HENDERSON, Claude Reginald Charles

Service Number: 1350
Enlisted: 2 December 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Port Pirie, South Australia, 4 March 1896
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Book-binder
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 November 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy
Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Picardie, France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 1350, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Clan McGillivray embarkation_ship_number: A46 public_note: ''
2 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1350, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Melbourne
15 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 1350, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1350 awm_unit: 50 Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-11-15

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Mr. G. H. and Nurse Henderson, of Williams Street, Broken Hill, have been informed by the military authorities that their son, Lance-Corporal C. R. C. Henderson, has been reported killed in action in France. Lance-Corporal Henderson, who was the eldest surviving son of his parents and a grandson of Nurse Dalton, of Petersburg, would have been 21 years of age had he lived until March next. He was a fine strapping fellow, and was one of the earliest to make up his mind to enlist. He joined the colours in November, 1914, and was in the landing on Gallipoli Peninsula on April 25, 1915, with the famous 10th Battalion. He went through the Gallipoli campaign without sickness or a scratch. After the evacuation of the peninsula, he returned to Egypt, and early in June went with the Australian troops to France. Before enlisting Lance-Cor poral Henderson worked on the British Mine, and had also been in the employ of Messrs. Martin and Bentley, printers, of Broken Hill. Owing to an error on the part of the military authorities, the news of the death of their son was delayed, the message which should have first been sent to Mr. and Nurse Henderson having been sent to Scotland. Besides his grandmother, there are a number of the deceased's relatives living at Petersburg." - from the Petersberg Times 19 Jan 1917 (