Friday, 5 April 2013

Private John Alexander Henderson

Born on 23 December 1884 in London, England - husband of J. Henderson, Kingston, Ontario - son of John Henderson, London, England - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as civilian hospital orderly; single; currently a member of the active militia (no details); previously served in the military (no details); Church of England; height of 6 feet 1.5 inches; chest of 36 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; brown eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 3 February 1915 (number 410553) - transferred[?] to the 200th Battalion, CEF, on 14 April 1917[?] - rejoined the 38th[?] - died of disease on 5 October 1919 - buried in Kingston (Cataraqui) Cemetery (grave lot 180, section D), Ontario.

(Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,; Peter Gower (comp.), Kingston Volunteers: The Thing To Do (Kingston: n.p., 2008))

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