George Christie Henderson

This page has been researched and summarized by Jim Busby and reproduced with his permission
Thank you Jim


Source:                  LAC File RG150, 1992-93/166, Box 4251-04

Researched:           September 16-19, 2013 for Scott Stothers, Gary Thomson & Al Lloyd


1.           Personal

Born:  1878-11-03 at Dundee, Scotland    

NOK:  Wife; Bella (Isabella Anderson) Henderson    

NOK Address:  939 Colbrook Avenue, ND de G, Montreal, Quebec 

Address:  same as NOK

Marital Status:  married

Occupation:  Stone Cutter

Previous military service:  none


2.           Enlistment

Enlisted:  1915-04-16 with 21st Bn at Kingston, Ontario   

Coy/Photo:  Depot Coy & Pipe Band  // yes              

Physical: 36 years 5 months, 5 feet, 1 inch, chest 37.5+3.5, 132 lb

Description: fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark grey streaks hair

Religion:  Presbyterian


3.           Service

1915-05-06/15:  Sailed with 21st Bn aboard SS Metagama from Montrealto Devonport

          06-03 to 08-28:  Attached to HQ staff, West Sandling Camp

          09-14:  21st Bn proceeded to France

1916-05-28:  Granted leave to England

          06-08:  Rejoined 21st Bn at Dickebush

          08-10:  Transferred to 15th Bn at Scottish Lines

1917-07-18 to 08-21:  Attached to 3rd Inf Bde School

          09-05/23:  Attached to 3rd Inf Bde School

          10-07/18:  Granted leave to England

1918-07-06:  3rd Inf Bde Highland Gathering at Tinques

          07-08/26:  Attached 1st Div Wing CCRC for pipe band tour (WDR)

          10-21 to 11-07:  Granted leave to England

1919-03-16:  15th Bn proceeded to England.  Attached to E Wing, CCC Bramshott, pending RT Canada

          04-29 to 05-07:  RT Canada with 15th Bn aboard SS Baltic from Liverpool to Halifax

          05-09:  Discharged due to demobilization at Montreal, Quebec

4.           Recognition

Medals:  1914-15 Star, BWM & VM

Awards/Commendations:  none

Special Qualifications:  Piper

5.       Other Information

Sailing List, 21st Bn at pg 10

No DVA Card

Stephen J Nichol, “Ordinary Heroes” Nominal Roll 

Scottish Military History Forum posting suggested that he served in the Black Watch in South Africa during the Boer War (unconfirmed) 

Last known address:  847 Verdun Avenue, Montreal

Died:  1936-07-01 at Montreal

Buried:  Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Pointe-Claire, Quebec


Photo courtesey of Scott Stothers and

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