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James Percy HENDERSON

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Surname: HENDERSON

Forename(s): James Percy

Place of Birth: Keighley, Yorkshire

Service No: ---

Rank: T/2nd Lieutenant

Regiment / Corps / Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 21st (Service) Battalion. (2nd Tyneside Scottish)

Division: 34th Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1917-09-11

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

CWGC Cemetery: ---

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

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

Additional Information:

James Percy Henderson (born 19 May 1886) was the son of Alexander and Martha Hannah Henderson, née Shackleton. Alexander was born at Thornton near Bradford and Martha at Keighley, Yorkshire.

1891 Bingley Parish, Yorkshire Census: Far Woo[d]house, Hainworth - James P. Henderson, aged 4 years, born Bingley, son of Alexander and Martha H. Henderson.

1901 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: Higher Woodhouse - James P. Henderson, aged 14 years, born Keighley, son of Alexander and Martha H. Henderson.

1911 Keighley, Yorkshire Census: Woodhouse Farm - James Percy Henderson, aged 24 years, born Keighley, son of Alexander Henderson, widower.

A wreath laid at the temporary shrine at the top of Skipton High Street read: In loving memory of Uncle Milton, 1st. Lancashire Fusiliers, also Lieutenant P. Henderson, 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, from Doreen (Walker). ('Craven Herald' 8 August 1919).

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte James Percy Henderson, 2752, Sergt 265526, T/2nd Lieut North'd Fus. Theatre of War first served in: 1A [France and Belgium]. Date of entry therein: 20.4.15. Commd. Dec'd 11.9.17. Correspondence: Brother - J.H. Henderson, Kirkstall Wood Farm, Keighley, Yorks.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Sergt James Percy Henderson, 2752, 265526, 1/6th North'd Fus. Discharged to Commission.

Photograph: ‘The Keighlian’ the School Magazine of Keighley Boys’ Grammar School. (Courtesy of kbgs.com).

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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

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T/2nd Lieutenant James Percy HENDERSON

T/2nd Lieutenant James Percy HENDERSON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Northumberland Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 34th Division

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Surname: HENDERSON

Forename(s): James Percy

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Residence:

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Rank: Temp 2/LT

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion: 21st Battalion

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Died Date: 11/09/17

Died How: Killed in action

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Surname: HENDERSON

Forename(s): James Percy

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number:

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers

Unit: 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.

Age: 31

Awards:

Died Date: 11/09/1917

Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Martha Hannah Henderson, of Woodhouse Farm, Keighley, Yorks.

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Obituary from ‘The Keighlian’ the School Magazine of Keighley Boys’ Grammar School

(Courtesy of kbgs.com)

JAMES P. HENDERSON

2nd Lieutenant. 21st Northumberland Fusiliers.

James P. Henderson was a pupil from September, 1900, to July, 1904. He had a successful career as a student and obtained the Senior Oxford Local Certificate when he was in the Sixth Form. After leaving School he assisted his grandfather, Mr. Shackleton, who was well known not only in Keighley but further afield for his cures by Hydropathic treatment. He afterwards entered the services of the “Saxone” Shoe Company and was with them until he entered the Army at the outbreak of War. It was his experience to go through much severe fighting, and he was wounded in July, 1916, in France. After a short period in hospital, he returned to his unit and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was offered a Commission and returned to train at Bristol Cadet School. After being gazetted, he went out again to France in August, 1917, and was placed with the “Tyneside Scottish.” He took part in many bombing raids on the German trenches and it was in one of these that he was killed on September 10th, 1917.

James P. Henderson was very proud of his Old School and never missed calling to see us when he was on leave. He was a modest, unassuming young Officer who had the respect of his men, but every one who knew him was aware that beneath the quiet demeanour there was the stern resolution which enabled him to lead his men into the hottest corners of the fighting even though it might result as, unfortunately, it ultimately did result in his own death.

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