Private William Henderson

Private William Walker Henderson, 1st Battalion, Kings Own Scottish Borderers. He was killed at Gallipoli, aged 41, on the 24th August 1915 and is commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey. He was born in Selkirk in 1874 and was the son of the late James Henderson and Helen Henderson of 25 Dunsdale Road, Selkirk. He was the husband of the late Mary Henderson of 5 Dunsdale Road, Selkirk whom he had married in 1905 and who had died in 1914. He had had a long association with the Volunteers and the Territorials of the 4th K.O.S.B and had served in South Africa during the Second Anglo-Boer War. He was employed at St Mary’s Mill in Selkirk and on the outbreak of the War he re-enlisted and was posted to the 2nd K.O.S.B. in France in November 1914. He was invalided home and upon recovery he was posted to the 1st K.O.S.B. at Gallipoli where they were part of the 29th Division. The photograph shows the Borderers “going over the top” at Gallipoli.

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