Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

Henderson, Alexander Rennie

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Alexander R. Henderson, teacher. Born Aberdeen, 8 November 1888; educated Robert Gordon's College; graduated M.A., 1911. After graduation he was appointed a teacher at Aboyne Higher Grade School. Henderson was a well-known Association football and cricket player and, having joined "U Company in 1907, became Colour-Sergeant in 1910. He resigned in 1912 but volunteered on the outbreak of war, and in September 1914 was gazetted to the 4th Gordons with whom he went to France in February 1915. He led his platoon into action at Hooge on 25 September 1915 and had reached the third line of German trenches when he was wounded. He was later reported wounded and missing on that date. His Commanding Officer wrote; "The courage and pluck shown by him and his men that day are beyond words of mine."

Date of Death: 25 September 1915

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Panel 38, Column 3.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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