Gunner James Henderson

Gunner James Henderson, 254th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He was killed in action in Belgium, aged 43, on the 9th April 1918 during the German Offensive on the River Lys. He had been born in Galashiels and was the son of James and the late Margaret Henderson of 152 Croft Street, Galashiels and the husband of Catherine Henderson of Balerno. He had been working in a paper mill in Balerno when he enlisted going to France in February 1917. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Flanders, Belgium. The R.G.A. used the 9.2 inch Howitzer to destroy German strong points ans transport systems with plunging fire.

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