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  cap badgeLance 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 Murray Hendrie of 239/b2 Main St, Coatbridge. Husband of Jane (Jeanie) Howieson Hendrie (31/12/1893- ) of 260 Halliburton Pl, Galashiels. Father of George Hendrie born 07/06/1916. George was the older brother of Private Matthew Hendrie of the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry who Died of Wounds on the 08/12/1916. From the 1901 Census - Address - 62 Long Row, Coatbridge - John Hendry aged 42, Maggie Hendry aged 40, Thomas Hendry aged 19, George Hendry aged 17, Matthew Hendry aged 10, Maggie Hendry aged 6, Sarah Hendry aged 5, John Hendry aged 1.

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 260 Halliburton Pl, Galashiels.

Died

Killed in Action 21/05/1916

Enlisted

Coatbridge 05/1915

Employed

Lochrin Iron Works / Apprentice Moulder in 1901.

Age

31

Buried / Remembered

Bois-Carre Military Cemetery (F. 34), 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. Second Grave photo donated by Mick McCann at the britishwargraves.co.uk. See Directory for George's younger brother Private Matthew Hendrie's page. Also remembered on the Galashiels War Memorial (see photos x 2). See photos for George's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping (listed as Hendry), his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, another photo of George's grave, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, Bois-Carre Military Cemetery and the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge. George's grave inscription reads " WORTHY OF EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE ".

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Comments
Thanks Annabelle. George's page updated today
John McCann, Belfast, 20/10/2020 12:35PM
This is my great grandfather. Great information.
Annabelle coombes, London, 29/10/2019 8:06PM

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