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  cap badgePrivate Hugh Henderson

1st Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 8042

Hugh Henderson grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of William and Margaret Quinn Henderson. Brother of William Henderson. Hugh's Pension Record states his wife died on the 14/05/1906. His Pension was awarded to Guardian Mrs Elizabeth Cunningham of 78 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge on the 14/07/1915. His daughter Margaret born 26/12/1904 is also listed. Also stated on the Pension Record is Hugh used William (his father and brothers name) as an alias.

Born / Resided

Strabane, Co.Tyrone / 78 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 21/12/1914 at Givenchy

Enlisted

Hamilton 1914

Employed

Tube Worker in the Imperial Tube Works.

Age

37 / DOB - 27/04/1877

Buried / Remembered

Le Touret Memorial (Panel 37 and 38), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

The Le Touret Memorial commemorates over 13,400 British soldiers who were killed in this sector of the Western Front from the beginning of October 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Loos in late September 1915 and who have no known grave. Almost all of the men commemorated on the Memorial served with regular or territorial regiments from across the United Kingdom and were killed in actions that took place along a section of the front line that stretched from Estaires in the north to Grenay in the south. This part of the Western Front was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting of the first year of the war, including the battles of La Bassée (10 October – 2 November 1914), Neuve Chapelle (10 – 12 March 1915), Aubers Ridge (9 – 10 May 1915), and Festubert (15 – 25 May 1915). Soldiers serving with Indian and Canadian units who were killed in this sector in 1914 and 1915 whose remains were never identified are commemorated on the Neuve Chapelle and Vimy memorials, while those who fell during the northern pincer attack at the Battle of Aubers Ridge are commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.

Additional Information

Hugh is listed as 4TH BATTALION on the Memorial. Hugh was 1 of 174 of his Battalion killed during the failed attempt to dislodge the Germans at Givenchy in December 1914 just 4 days before the 1st Christmas of the War and just 19 days after Hugh went to France. Also remembered on the St Patrick's Church, St Augustine's Parish (book) and Stewarts and Lloyds Rolls of Honour (see photos). See photos for Hugh's name on the Le Touret Memorial, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Ireland Catholic Parish Register, his Ireland Casualties of WW1, Hugh's name in the De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, Hughs Service Medal and Award Rolls x 2, his CWGC Grave Registration, his name on the Le Touret Memorial Panel List, the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge, Hugh's Pension Records x 2 and his Attestation Papers from the 24/04/1908 x 4.

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