(Service number 55596)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||19 November 1893||Place of Birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o Lane Bros, Waimate|
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|Next of Kin||James HENDERSON (father), Queen's Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland; Lane Bros. (friend), Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements, G Company|
|Date||15 August 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Glasgow, Scotland|
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John Henderson, born on 19 November 1893 at Edinburgh, Scotland, was the son – possibly the only son – of James and Jean Henderson. John was a scholar at home with his father James, a watchmaker, his mother Jane née Kennedy and three sisters, at 31 Queens Crescent, Edinburgh in 1901.
John had come to New Zealand about 1903 and was a labourer for Lane Brothers at Waimate when he enlisted with the New Zealand Forces. His mother had died, and he named his father, James Henderson, Queen’s Crescent, Ediburgh, Scotland, as next-of-kin. He also named as a friend, Lane Bros, Waimate. Rifleman J. Henderson embarked with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade per the “Ruahine”, departing on 15 August 1917 for Glasgow, Scotland.
He embarked per the “Tahiti” at Liverpool on 3 December 1918 for the return to New Zealand, where he was one of about eighteen Waimate men expected mid-January 1919.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 September 2021]; Waimate Daily Advertiser, 7 January 1919 (Papers Past) [04 October 2020]; 1901 Scotland Census return (ancestry.com.au) [3 September 2021]
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