Walter Henderson

Key Information

Name: Walter Henderson
DoB: November 30 1878
Regt: 2nd Lieut., 9th Highland Light Infantry.
DoD: Mar. 8, 1918.
Academic Career: CGS 1893-4
Other: son of T. Henderson, Esq., 29 Church Street, Carlisle; and 2 Lawson Street, Newtown, Carlisle.

Biographical Information:

  • Walter was the third of six children born to Thomas Henderson and Martha nee Hind. Walter, his parents and siblings were all born in Carlisle. In 1891 Thomas is described as a beerhouse keeper and the address in the 1881 Census of 29 Church Street, Caldewgate, Carlisle is described as a public house. Younger brother Robert Stubbs Henderson was a sorting clerk and telegraphist in the 1911 census, married with a young son. He died of dysentry on January 27 1917, a pioneer of the corps of Royal Engineers ( Base Signal Depot 268161) and is buried at Dar-es-Salaam War Cemetery. Probate went to his widow Elizabeth (£245 7s). It must have been dreadful for the family to lose Walter just a year later.