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Victor George Henderson

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Portrait, in uniform whilst in Cairo (kindly provided by the Victor Henderson) - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Victor George AWMM
  • Surname
    Henderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    35536 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 March 1919 AWMM FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 April 1940 AWMM 19 Russell Street, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J.W. Henderson (father), Fernside, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr J.W. Henderson (father), Fernside, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs A.F. Henderson (mother), Waikanae Beach, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 February 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Trentham Military Camp AWMM
    • Maadi Base Camp Egypt AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 April 1940 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Clerk AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Malaria, admitted to BR Army Hospital (possibly No.130) Alexandria and Benghazi AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Husband of Lucy; father of Jill, Bruce, John, Brian

    Mr Henderson embarked from New Zealand for overseas service three times.

    Mr Henderson writes of his service in the latter part of the war in Europe and as part of J Force, 'I had returned to Egypt with the 15th Reinforcements at the end of the War in Europe in 1945 and chose to stay on in Maadi to help wind up the NZ Base, filling the position of GSO3 under Colonel Jack Porter.

    I returned to NZ at the end January or early February 1946 and while on leave was contacted by the Military Secretary to see if I would join the relief draft to Japan as Staff Captain "A" for the combined BCOF HQ [British Commonwealth Occupation Force]. (This was a regular force position but due to the ravages of war, NZ had too few regular officers left). This I did and so returned to Papakura camp in early March 1946 to help select and train the replacement draft for 22 Battalion in Japan. We embarked for Japan at the beginning of August 1946.

    I was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 March 1945 and to Temporary Captain on 15 June 1947. This was made substantive on 1 June 1947.'

    Supplied by Mr V G Henderson in a letter to the Armoury Manager, dated 18 February 1999.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 September 2008 AWMM
    Age 89 AWMM
    Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 September 2008 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 209 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 15: WW2 64 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 16: WW2 58 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 19 September 2008 AWMM
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