HENDERSON, Hector Campbell
(Service number 38956)

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Date 16 March 1875 Place of Birth Waikouaiti near Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Pareora
Occupation Fireman
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single, then married December 1916
Next of Kin Mrs Lena Helen HENDERSON (wife), 75 North Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 21st Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 21 January 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 26 June 1963 Age 88 year
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 56, Plot 1032
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Hector Campbell Henderson was the son of Scottish born James and Agnes (née Downs) Henderson. He was educated at Waikouaiti School, leaving at age 13 to go out to work. On 26 December 1916 at Timaru he married Lena Helen McGrath, the eldest sister of Francis Aloysius McGrath.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 April 2018]; Timaru Herald, 27 January 1917 (Papers Past) [03 April 2018]; School Admission record (Dunedin Branch NZSG) [03 April 2018]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District council) [06 April 2018]

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