Name:-   Henderson, Thomas

Nationality:-    UK

Age :-   32

Rank:-   Lance Corporal

Number:-  10198

Medal:-

Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  1st. Bn., Royal Scots

Date of death:-   12th May 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 11

Family information:-    Son of Christina Henderson, 23 Bank Street, Alyth, Blairgowrie

Extra information:-

In the 1881 census there is a Christine Henderson, unmarried, living in Bank Street, Alyth, with her mother Ann, aged 52, widow, who keeps boarders.  Catherine is 27 and a "domestic".  Both women were born in Glenisla, Forarshire.  This is north-west of Alyth, and links to Glenshee.

1891 Census

Bank Street, Alyth, Perthshire

Ann Henderson, head, 62, housekeeper domestic, b. Glenisla, Forfarshire

Alexander Henderson, grandson, 11, scholar, b. Alyth

Thomas Henderson, grandson, 7, scholar, b. Alyth

William Eldrick, lodger, 35, tailor, b. Alyth

Daniel Stewart, lodger, 39, baker, b. Canada, Quebee

Margaret Stewart, lodger, male, 32, jute weaver, b. Perth, Perthshire

1901 Census

10, Bank Street, Alyth, Perthshire

Ann McD Henderson, head, 72, housekeeper. B. Glenisla, Forfarshire

Alexander Henderson, grandson, 21, tailor, b. Alyth

Thomas Henderson, 17, grandson, calender drawer, b. Alyth

James Petrie, boarder, 29, joiner, b. Kirkmichael, Perthshire

 

Blairgowrie Advertiser 29th May, 1915, page 6.

“Another Alyth War Victim”

Mr. J.W.Howe, saddler, received on Saturday a letter from Corporal Duffy, 1st Royal Scots, dated 12th May, asking him to communicate to Mrs. Henderson that her son, Lance-Corporal  Tom Henderson, had been killed in action on previous day.  The writer states he died “full of courage, fighting until he was hit, and his end was swift and painless.”  Every other Alythonian was as hard and fit as possible.  Lance-Corporal Henderson, who is Alyth’s ninth victim of the War, came home with the Indian Contingency, after six years service, and before enlisting was a plumber with Mr. William Templeman, Alyth.

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