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William Henderson


Newspaper Photograph of William Henderson.

Life Story

Name: William Henderson.

Service Number: 19881.

Rank: Sergeant.

Battalion: 13th Battalion.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles.

Born: Tipperary.

Died: 25th August 1917.

Address: 44 Warkworth Street, Belfast


Ulster Volunteer William Henderson, son of James and Jane Henderson, lived with his wife Annie and children at 44 Warkworth Street, Shankill Road, Belfast.

The 1911 Ireland Census has William living at 129 Durham Street, Belfast, with his wife Annie and 3 daughters, Alice, 15 years, Seamstress, Agnes, 13 years, Seamstress, and Linda, 7 years. His occupation is described as receiving an Army Pension at this time.

He was a member of the Bangor Ulster Volunteer Force.

William enlisted into the Royal Irish Rifles on the 11th September 1914.

He was posted as part of the British Expeditionary Forces to France on the 6th of October 1915.

William, aged 54 years, was a Sergeant in the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles when he Died of Wounds of the 25th August 1917.

A local newspaper states.

Military Notes.

Local Casualties and Promotions.

The death from wounds received in action is announced of Sergeant Wm Henderson, Royal Irish Rifles, which occurred in hospital overseas on the 25th ult. Deceased was an old and experienced soldier, having completed 34 years service with the colours, and for a number of years before retiring he was in the stores in Derry. He took part in the Zulu War of 1897, for which he held a medal. An active member of the Bangor Regiment of the Ulster Volunteer Force, when the Ulster Division was under formation after the outbreak of war, notwithstanding his years he was one of the first to enlist, and proceed overseas with the Division. He was 54 years of age, and was employed at the Picture Palace, Bangor, in peace times. His only son Lance Corporal Herman Henderson, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed at the Dardanelles. He is survived by his wife and three daughters, who reside at 44 Warkworth Street, Belfast.

There are memorial notices also within William's profile.

See Williams Son Also: Lance Corporal Herman Hewitt Henderson, 9247, 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Killed In Action 2nd May 1915.

Pension Application Forms show his wife Anne, born 1871, as claimant.

His Soldiers Effects were also left to his wife Anne.

He received the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star.

He is Remembered at Rocquigny - Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France.

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Shankill Roll of Honour




Newspaper, Roll of Honour or Memorial, Photograph - Belfast Telegraph

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