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neilston

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Hi Chums

A Friend asked my self if I could find any thing WW1 related on his granddad from Airdrie Coat-bridge area of Lanarkshire Scotland.

He is David Henderson.. served in France WW1 was gassed but survived- he died in abt 1938

We know he lived in Lanarkshire ,Airdrie district,possibly the Gartlea area

He was married to Annie Jessie (Amos)Henderson

They had four Kids Alexander,James, Margaret, Nessie

I am at a loss here I cant find a thing about them, can anyone please help,

Cheers Matt

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Matt

I have nothing on his military record but David Henderson died on 23 December 1937, aged 45 years old, at 1118 Cairnhill Road, Airdrie. Cause of death was bronchitis and asthma which are likely to be a result of him having been gassed in the War. Source : Scotlands People

Douglas

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Matt

I have nothing on his military record but David Henderson died on 23 December 1937, aged 45 years old, at 1118 Cairnhill Road, Airdrie. Cause of death was bronchitis and asthma which are likely to be a result of him having been gassed in the War. Source : Scotlands People

Douglas

Hi Douglas

Many thanks I believe that is our man

Cheers Matt

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Hi Matt

Does your friend have anything to help at all, medals, letters, mention of a regiment?

Keith

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Briefly looking on Ancestry, I find that, going by medal cards, there were 142 David Hendersons (probably more - I didn't spent a lot of time once I realised just how many there were) in the British army in WW1, mostly in Scottish regiments. Any further clues would help to narrow things down.

William

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Hi Matt

Does your friend have anything to help at all, medals, letters, mention of a regiment?

Keith

Keith /William

I am sorry, all he knows is that he lived in Airdrie Lanarkshire,he was gassed, died 1937ish, was a baker to trade and the other family members noted, That s all not much to go on I know but I though I would try.

Thanks Matt

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Was he married during the war or were any of his kids born during the war? Is so a Regiment is often recorded.

Is there an Absent Voters List for Airdrie?

Rgds

Tim D

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Just looked on FMP, found the following record (http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7405598%2f17%2f354&highlights=%22%22):

First name David

Last name Henderson

Service number 4987

Regiment Highland Light Infantry

Unit / Battalion 3/9th Battalion

Event year 1915

Age 23

Birth year 1892

Birth town -

Birth county -

Birth country -

Residence town Airdrie

Residence county Lanarkshire

Series WO 363

Record set British Army Service Records 1914-1920

Category Military Service & Conflict

Record collection First World War

Collections from United Kingdom

Transcription copyright: brightsolid online publishing ltd.

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The images of this record show that:

1. At the time of attestation he was resident at Brownvale, South ?, Airdrie

2. Embodied: 8/11/15

3.Father given as A. Henderson of Brownvale, Airdrie

4. Suffered GSW on 12/4/18 to neck

5. Disembodied: 19/3/19 due to GSW to neck

6. Went to France 19.7.19

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Scotlands People marriage record shows that David's marriage occured in 1921, and he was resident at Brownvale, South ? Street, Airdrie, so I believe this is the correct man.

Mark

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Great pick up Mark. Can't find him at all on Ancestry.

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Thanks Tim,

I have found the FMP is picking up on some of those records Ancestry have missed - even though the latter are giving the impression they have updated their database of service records.

Mark

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Gentlemen Can I thank you all for this help, I was feeling rubbish when I could not find any stuff myself(I am a novice at this)

One of my other friends had asked for help tracing a soldier from Canada and I was over the to find all his army History and even a picture of him.

Many Thanks to all the kind people on this site.

Kind regards

Matt

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