Henderson, George Andrew Falconer
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Biography: Son of Rev. Richard Henderson, parish minister, Longside, Aberdeenshire ; born at Manse of Maryton, Forfarshire, 19 March 1895 ; educated at the Public School Longside, Peterhead Academy, and Gordon's College. He entered the University in 1913, and at once became a member of "U" Company, 4th Gordons. On the outbreak of war he volunteered for foreign service, but owing to ill-health he was unable, to his great regret, to proceed with his Company to France. In August 195 he was commissioned to the 3rd Battalion Gordon Highlanders, and in July 1916 was attached to the 2nd Battalion. With this Battalion he served in France until November 1917, when he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. In February 1918 Henderson graduated as Pilot, and thereafter was appointed Flying Instructor. He received a commission in the Royal Air Force, and at his death had attained the rank of Flight-Lieutenant. While acting as Flying Instructor he received fatal injuries through an aeroplane collision on 2 July. He died in the Military Hospital, Grantham, on 4 July 1918.
Date of Death: 04 July 1918
Burial Details: Buried at Longside New Parish Churchyard, Aberdeenshire, Grave 508.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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