(Service number 48858)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||6 February 1896||Place of Birth||Kakahu|
|Address at Enlistment||Kakahu Bush|
|Previous Military Experience||2nd South Canterbury Regiment Territorials - serving; Senior Cadets - transferred|
|Next of Kin||John HENDERSON (father), Kakahu Bush, Winchester|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company|
|Date||9 June 1917|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||5 October 1978||Age||82 years|
|Place of Death||Temuka|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 275, Plot 1006|
|New Zealand Memorials|
John Henderson, who was born on 6 February 1896 at Kakahu Bush, was the son of Irish-born John and Mary Henderson. John, junior, was educated at Kakahu Bush School. A labourer at Kakahu Bush when he enlisted, he named hs father, John Henderson, Kakahu Bush, Winchester, as next-of-kin. He had served with the Senior Cadets until he was transferred and was still serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regimental Territorials. Private J. Henerson embarked with the Canterbury Infantry Regiment of the 26th Reinforcements, per the “Willochra”, departing on 9 June 1917.
Private John Henderson returned to New Zealand in 1919. He married Winifred Gladys Wilson in 1922. He died 5 October 1978 at Temuka and was buried there. Winifred died in 2001, aged 97.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 September 2021]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [04 September 2021]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [04 September 2021]
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