Private Thomas Henderson

Private Thomas Henderson, ( possibly ) 6th ( Service ) Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed in action in France, aged 19, on the 9th April 1917 on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He had been born in Selkirk and was the son of James and Ellen Henderson of Philliphaugh Cottages, Selkirk. he is buried in Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St. Laurent-Blangy, France. The attack was successful and all the Battalions objectives were taken with 2 Officers killed and 12 wounded. Other Rank casualties were not given but apparently were ” not out of the way”. The photos show troops during the Battle.

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