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George Frank HENSON

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Surname: HENSON

Forename(s): George Frank

Place of Birth: Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia

Service No: 1091

Rank: L/Sergeant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Australian Infantry

Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 20th Battalion

Division: 2nd Australian Division

Age: 25

Date of Death: 1917-09-20

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: X. C. 11.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

George Frank Henson was the son of Allan and Grace Henson, née Mitchell. Allan Henson was born at Keresley, Warwickshire, 12 February 1859 and was the son of John and Mary Henson. In 1881 John and Mary were living at Cross Roads, Yorkshire with their children. Grace Mitchell was born in the Parish of Bingley, Yorkshire and was the daughter of Isaac and Ann Mitchell who in 1881 were also living at Cross Roads.

The wreath laid when the Settle Market Cross was converted to a temporary shrine read: In loving memory of my dear nephew, Sergeant Frank Henson, A.I.F. ('Craven Herald' 15 August 1919).

The image of the cap badge also shows the colour patch of the battalion.

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Data Source: Craven Herald Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Australian Infantry

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Australian Infantry

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Australian Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Australian Division

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Surname: HENSON

Forename(s): George Frank

Country of Service: Australian

Service Number: 1091

Rank: Lance Sergeant

Regiment: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

Unit: 20th Bn.

Age: 25


Died Date: 20/09/1917

Additional Information: Son of Allan and Grace Henson, of "Keresley," Katoomba, New South Wales. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE)


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The Shrine at Settle

The Shrine at Settle

Settle Market Cross converted into a temporary shrine (9 August 1919)

Courtesy of John Pearcy, Hellifield



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