Tuesday 29 September 2009

Lance-Corporal Henry Henson

Born in 1882 in Manchester, England - husband of Ellen Henson, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as bricklayer and plasterer, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 19 January 1915 (number 410296) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - struck off the strength of the 38th Battalion in England on 6 July 1916 - later served with the Canadian Ordnance Corps.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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