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Private Matthew Eliot Hendrie

2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Service No: 8148

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of John and Margaret of 239 Main St, Coatbridge. Brother of Lance Corporal George Hendrie of the 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry who was Killed in Action on the 21/05/1916 (see index)

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 239 Main St, Coatbridge

Died

Died of Wounds (gun shot) 08/12/1916 in a Boulogne Hospital

Enlisted

Coatbridge 08/1914

Employed

Lochrin Iron Works / Reservist

Age

26

Buried / Remembered

Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Boulogne, was one of the three base ports most extensively used by the Commonwealth armies on the Western Front throughout the First World War. It was closed and cleared on the 27 August 1914 when the Allies were forced to fall back ahead of the German advance, but was opened again in October and from that month to the end of the war, Boulogne and Wimereux formed one of the chief hospital areas. Until June 1918, the dead from the hospitals at Boulogne itself were buried in the Cimetiere de L'Est, one of the town cemeteries, the Commonwealth graves forming a long, narrow strip along the right hand edge of the cemetery. In the spring of 1918, it was found that space was running short in the Eastern Cemetery in spite of repeated extensions to the south, and the site of the new cemetery at Terlincthun was chosen. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery contains 5,577 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 224 from the Second World War.

Additional Information

Matthew was a Reservist and was called up at the outbreak of war. Newspaper reports states Matthew was seriously wounded by gun shot and was lying in a Boulogne Hospital (see photos). He subsequently died of these wounds

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