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Lance Corporal George Hendrie

12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 5929

George Hendrie grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret of 239 Main St, Coatbridge. Husband of Jeanie Howieson Hendrie of 260 Halliburton Pl, Galashiels. Brother of Private Matthew Hendrie of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry who Died of Wounds on the 08/12/1916 (see index).

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 260 Halliburton Pl, Galashiels

Died

Killed in Action 21/05/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge 05/1915

Employed

Lochrin Iron Works

Age

31

Buried / Remembered

Bois-Carre Military Cemetery. Haisnes, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Haisnes village remained in German hands until the final advance in the year 1918, but parts of the commune were gained by British troops in the Battle of Loos. Bois-Carre Military Cemetery is named from a small copse about 274 metres to the South-West. It was begun in September, 1915, and used, largely by the 16th (Irish) Division, until August, 1916, one more grave being added in March 1918. There are over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly a quarter are unidentified and the graves of 47, destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special memorials. The irregular arrangement of the rows is due to the difficult conditions under which these burials were carried out.

Additional Information

George is listed as PRIVATE on the Memorial. Also remembered on the Galashiels War Memorial (see photos). Georges grave inscription reads " WORTHY OF EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE "

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Comments
This is my great grandfather. Great information.
Annabelle coombes, London, 29/10/2019 8:06PM

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