HENDERSON, William John Scobie
(Service number 47141)
|Aliases||Enlisted as John William Scobie HENDERSON|
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||21 January 1895||Place of Birth||Orrai|
|Address at Enlistment||Orrai|
|Previous Military Experience||8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles - serving|
|Next of Kin||John HENDERSON (father), Orari, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Rifle Brigade|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||16 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Destination||Liverpool, Merseyside, England|
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|Date||5 March 1969||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Salisbury Park Crematorium|
|Memorial Reference||Garden No. 5|
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William John Scobie Henderson was born on 21 January 1895 at Orari, the oldest son of John and Annabella (née McLeod) Henderson. He was called up in 1916.
Draft 211 - the troopship “Briton” - with over a thousand men aboard including Private J. W. S. Henderson, of Orari, was due at Lyttelton in late January 1919. Private J. W. S. Henderson and three comrades were welcomed home at Orari by the Patriotic Society in February 1919. John Henderson married Myra Ellen (Helen) Austin in 1926.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [06 September 2020]; Sailsbury Park Crematorium headstone image & record [08 September 2020]; Temuka Leader, 25 January 1919, 13 February 1919 (Papers Past) [22 August 2020; 08 September 2020]
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