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2nd Lt Eric Henderson KIA 7 Jun 1917 Burial


MelPack

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Wednesday 16 May

 

A burial service for Second Lieutenant Eric Henderson will take place at 10:30 at CWGC Oak Dump Cemetery in Belgium.

Second Lieutenant Henderson was killed on 7 June 1917 during the Battle of Messines whilst serving with the 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles).

His body was not recovered when the battlefields were searched after the Armistice, however in 2017 remains were uncovered during road works south of Ieper. Artefacts discovered with the casualty [engraved silver coin] confirmed his identity and he will now be re-buried with dignity alongside his comrades.

 

https://www.cwgc.org/learn/news-and-events/news/2018/04/30/14/40/burial-and-rededication-services-in-may

 

https://stmargarets.london/archives/2018/01/great-uncle-returns.html

 

https://stmargarets.london/archives/2018/01/great-uncle-returns.html

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Hi, 

 

I read this on the CWGC website the other day but the extra attachments ‘Uncle Returns’ does really bring it home.

 

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