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Name:
Fred Henderson
Casualty No.:
Initials:
F
Service No.:
19/1190
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Barnard Castle
Age at Death:
21
Ranks:
Corporal
Unit:
Durham Light Infantry, 19th Battalion
Teesdale Township:
Place Enlisted:
Barnard Castle
Home Address:
In 1911, Fred's family were living at 20a 21 Baliol St Barnard Castle; at time of death, his parents were living at 1, Baliol Street, Barnard Castle
Civilian Employment:
Office Clerk, Steatlam Estate Office
Cause of Death:
Accidental suffocation
Date of Death:
Place of Death:
Battles & Campaigns:
UK Commemorated:
Overseas Commemorated:
Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
Buried:
Decoration and Medals:
Service :
Army
Service Records:
Death Notice/Obituary:

Fred was serving at the front with the quartermasters' staff behind the line when the group went to spend the night in a room with the charcoal fire still burning. Next morning when they did not appear at the usual time, access had to be gained by breaking down the door. Fred had suffocated and did not respond to artificial respiration.

Teesdale Mercury-14/03/1917: Local and other notes: Killed accidentally at the front

Teesdale Mercury-28/03/1917: News item: Death at Front

Teesdale Mercury-27/02/1918: In memoriam

Teesdale Mercury-26/02/1919: In memoriam

Family Details:

Son of Thomas and Mary Henderson of 1 Bailol Street. In 1911, Fred had two older sisters, Florence and Evelyn, and three younger siblings, Kate, Thomas Albert and James William.  

Notes:

Born 1895. Upon leaving school in 1912 Fred had been employed at the Streatlam Estate Office. He enlisted with the Durham Light Infantry in June 1915 before proceeding to Hartlepool.

Teesdale Mercury-09/06/1915: Local and other notes: Enlisted

Teesdale Mercury-28/03/1917: Roll of Honour Notice

Included on the “List of former Scholars of this School (Barnard Castle National Boys' School) now serving with His Majesty's Forces.”

Number on the admission register - 1696

Images:
Sources:
First Name: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html, cwgc.com; Ancestry; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Private Individual; Last Name: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html, cwgc.com; Ancestry; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Private Individual; Date of Birth: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; Ancestry; Place of Birth: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html; Service: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; cwgc.com; Ancestry; Ranks: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; cwgc.com; Ancestry; Service Number: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; cwgc.com; Ancestry; Unit: Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Place Enlisted: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html; Home Address: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html; Ancestry; Civilian Employment: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; Age at Death: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html, cwgc.com; Ancestry; Cause of Death: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; Teesdale Mercury; Date of Death: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html; cwgc.com; Death Notice / Obituary: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; Teesdale Mercury; Overseas Commemorated: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Durham/BarnardCastle.html; cwgc.com; Private Individual; Notes: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; Teesdale Mercury; Barnard Castle National Boys’ School (Durham County Record Office ref. E/SW/G312); Family Details: War Memorial St Mary's Barnard Castle by P Wise; Ancestry; cwgc.com; Local Memorials: www.newmp.org.uk; Teesdale Townships: Teesdale Poor Law Union 1914; Featured Image: Private Individual;