HENSHAW, Frederick John
(Service number 43977)

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Date 7 June 1896 Place of Birth Cheviot

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Studholme Junction
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin William Frederick HENSHAW (father), Studholme Junction
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 23rd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 2 April 1917
Transport Corinthic
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 2 April 1976 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Waimate Lawn Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 003138
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Frederick John Henshaw was the first-born of William Frederick and Mary Emma (née Campbell) Henshaw. He was educated at Mackenzie School, Canterbury, and Fendalton School, Christchurch. The 24th Reinforcements – F. J. Henshaw included - left Timaru for Trentham by the second express on 5 January 1917. They were entertained by the ladies of the Patriotic War Relief Society in Miss Read’s Stafford Tea Rooms. The 2nd (S.C.) Regimental Band was in attendance and Senior Cadets formed a cordon at the Strathallan Street crossing.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [13 August 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [14 August 2019]; School Admission records; Waimate Cemetery burial record (Waimate District Council) [15 August 2019]; Timaru Herald, 5 January 1917 (Papers Past) [07 January 2014]

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