HENDERSON, John Thomas























The following records have been discerned for Private John Thomas Henderson  by Jennifer Layne for the BHCARA British Home Child Registry.  Son of Dorothy Brownlee and James Henderson.  Listed among those on Barnardo Homes 'Faithful Unto Death' report of the 677 boys who gave their lives in World War One.


England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name:  James Henderson
Date of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun 1884
Registration district:        Newcastle upon Tyne
Inferred County:              Northumberland
Volume Number:             10b
Page Number:   91
Spouse: Dorothy Brownlee


1891 English Census records place the family of Dorothy (27) and James Henderson (31) in St Andrew, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.  In residence were their children Edith (6), Kate (4) and James (1).  James was a Line Man by trade in Civil Service.


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name:  John Thomas Henderson
Date of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec 1891
Registration district:        Newcastle upon Tyne
Inferred County:              Northumberland
Volume:               10b
Page:     95


England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name:  John Thomas Henderson
Gender:               Male
Baptism Date:    5 Nov 1891
Baptism Place:   Christ Church, New Castle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England
Father: James Henderson
Mother:               Dorothy Henderson
FHL Film Number:            1469115
Reference ID:    item 6 p 355


England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name:  James Henderson
Estimated birth year:      abt 1860
Registration Year:            1900
Registration Quarter:     Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death:    40
Registration district:        Newcastle upon Tyne
Inferred County:              Northumberland
Volume:               10b
Page:     59


Library and Archives Canada
Given Name(s): Jonathan
Surname: HENDERSON
Age: 9
Gender: M
Ship: NUMIDIAN
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Date of Departure: 1901-07-18
Port of Arrival: Quebec
Date of Arrival: 1901-07-20
Year of Arrival: 1901
Party: Barnardo Homes
Comments: Large party of Dr. Barnardo's children, 239 to Toronto, 68 to Winnipeg, 20 to Russell, Manitoba and 3 to Peterborough, Ontario.
Type of Records: Passenger Lists
Microfilm Reel Number: T-480
Children travelling together: Q01AS
Source: Library and Archives Canada
Reference: RG 76 C1a
Item Number: 52303


Banarndo's Ups and Downs Magazine published in Canada noted the death of John T. Henderson in Jan 1918.  They also noted he immigrated in 1901.

HENDERSON      Jno. T.   Donation             1904 May             2              10          

By our Boys to the homes since last issue.            Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4

HENDERSON      John      Letter    1904 July              3              10          

Writes from Carnduff, Assa. Northwest Territories.         Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4

HENDERSON      John T.  Photograph        1905 January      1              11          

                Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4

HENDERSON      John T.  Letter    1905 January      1              11          

Writes from Carnduff, Assa.        Gene CS88 A1 U68, reel 4

HENDERSON      John T.  Death - WW1     1918 January      1              20          

Came 1901. Killed or died from wounds. (See RG 76 vol 52 File 2209 pt 3).              Gene Ref. CS88 A1 U 68 and PER. REG.1999.13


Attestation papers were signed 23 Sep 1914 in Valcartier, Quebec.  John Thomas Henderson was born 14 Oct 1890 in Northumberland, England.  His Next of Kin was Mrs. D. Henderson of Gilless Building Street, Crawlington, England.  5' 6 1/2" in height with blue eyes and auburn hair, he had 2 vaccination marks on his left arm and a large 3" long scar on side of his right thigh.  His religion was noted as Church of England.


Within his Military file, John willed his effects to his Sister:

"WILL

In the event of my Death.  I give the whole of my property & effects to Mrs. Thos. Tindale 28 Helmsdale Ave Kelling On-Tyne Durham (Eng) my Beloved Sister   John. Thos. Henderson Pte. Reglt No 21067 June 10th 1916".


Commonwealth War Graves Registers and Circumstances of Casualty states that he Died of Wounds after suffering gunshots to his hand and head, at No. 49 Casualty Clearing Station near Contay, Somme, Picardie, France.  Next of Kin was Mrs. D. Henderson of Gilless Building, South Bramlington, Northumberland.  That address was removed and added in 1921 was Mrs. Edith Tindale of 28 Helmdale Avenue, Felling-on-Tyne, Durham, England.  He was buried in Contay British Cemetery, Contay, Somme, Picardie, France.  Plot: I. D. 17.


In addition to his Military memorial, his Sisters had written on his grave, "Ever remembered by sisters Edith and Kate".


Find A Grave Memorial# 17066590