Corporal Alexander Henderson

Corporal Alexander Murray Henderson, 1st/7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action in Flanders on 26th October 1917, aged 25, during the Battle of Third Ypres. He was the son of Cecilia and the late Alexander Henderson of 42 West Street, Berwick and is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark, Flanders, Belgium.  His Headstone is inscribed ” Their Glory Shall Not Be Blotted Out”. On that dat the Battalion attacked strong German positions at “Angle Point “and ” Aden House “. Despite very heavy machine gun fire some ground was gained but due to the numerous casualties these gains had to be given up. 10 Officers and 43 Other Ranks were killed and 1 Officer and 150 Other Ranks were wounded. In addition 53 Other Ranks were posted missing. At midnight the Battalion was relieved and moved back into reserve. The photographs give some idea of the conditions the troops had to fight in.

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