Saturday 26 September 2009

Private Walter Benjamin Henderson

Born on 17 August 1887 in Kinmount, Ontario - son of Robert R.V. Henderson, Kinmount, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as farmer, single, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 4 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 8 June 1915 - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410769) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 18 November 1916 - invalided to England on 14 December 1916 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 28 April[?] 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 11 November 1917 - later served with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, 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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