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Richard Alexander Henderson

  • Nama hōia
    WWI 3/258 AWMM
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Dick AWMM
  • Te Ope o Tū / te peka
    Army AWMM
  • Te tūnga whakamutunga
  • Pakanga
Brothers Private Richard (Dick) Alexander Henderson (3/258) (right) and his elder brother, Rifleman William John Henderson, (15369), NZ Rifle Brigade (seated). Almost definitely taken in France. Image provided by Nigel Robson. - No known copyright restrictions

Brothers Private Richard (Dick) Alexander Henderson (3/258) (right) and his elder brother, Rifleman …


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Richard Alexander AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Henderson AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
    Dick AWMM
  • Nama hōia
    WWI 3/258 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    26 Hereturikōkā 1895 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaihiNew Zealand Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 1914 AWMM Selbourne Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    J. Henderson (father), Selbourne Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 16 Whiringa ā-nuku 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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Ngā tohu taumata rau ope taua

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW1 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Trainee teacher/Civilian AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Te maha o ngā ekenga waka

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Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 5 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gassed Passchendaele AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Evacuated to England, hospitalised and invalided to New Zealand AWMM

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  • "In 1914 a war had to be fought. A popular young teacher, Dick Henderson, enlisted in the Medical Corps, and quietly earned immortality with his donkey at the hell of Gallipoli. " (section 1910's- and a crisis in Three Kings School, Centennial 1878-1978.

    Replaced John Simpson Kirkpatrick (dod May 19 1915) and inherited the donkey Murphy and transports injured soldiers at Gallipoli

    Served in Egyptian areana, then England and France

    Gassed at Passchendaele and invalided home to New Zealand

    His eyesight deteriorated badly, as a result of the mustard gas exposure and he retired at age 41

    No Form B103 on file; few details available.
    War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
    Embarked Wellington, 10 October 1914.
    Found guilty, Mudros, 17 July 1915, of taking a boat belonging to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital from its moorings without permission: awarded 72 hours' detention.
    Received pay as Cook, 18 August 1915; relieved of appointment as Cook, Ismailia, 19 February 1916.
    Awarded Military Medal for gallantry in the field, 15 November 1916.
    Rejoined No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 1 December 1916.
    Appointed Lance Corporal, 14 December 1916.
    On Command to No 3 NZ General Hospital, Codford, England, 21 February 1917.
    Promoted Corporal, 28 March 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 28 May 1917.
    Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gas); admitted to 59th General Hospital, St Omer, 14 October 1917; still listed as 'dangerously ill, 22 October 1917; transferred to England (no date available), and admitted to Lewisham Military Hospital, 6 November 1917 (gassed: severe); removed from 'dangerously ill' list, 7 November 1917. Transferred to No 2 NZ General Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 17 November 1917.
    Commenced return to New Zealand from Liverpool on board SS 'Maunganui', 2 February 1918; discharged (no longer physically fit for War Service on account of wounds received in action; gas poisoning), 21 May 1918.
    Total war service: 3 years 285 days (of which 3 years 151 days were abroad).
    Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal AWMM
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  • Matenga
    14 Whiringa ā-rangi 1958 AWMM
    Age 63 AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Waikumete Cemetery, Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Soldiers' Burial Row 11, Plot 111 AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
    Service Persons Area L, Row 11, Plot 111 Public - sarndra - Researcher - 25 April 2018 - Auckland Council Cemetery database
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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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  • Ingoa maumaharatanga

Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Richard Alexander Henderson mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Richard Alexander Henderson

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  • A truly brave and courageous man and proud to call him my relative. Related through my grandfather William Henderson who was a first cousin. Our common ancestor William Henderson and Margaret Pow. RIP brave man.
    Public - Maye - Direct descendant - 24 Paengawhāwhā 2021
  • he is very inspiring and I read rolly the and Anzac donkey I belief he is of great heritage btw no religious
    he is a good man
    Public - ethan - Researcher - 13 Paengawhāwhā 2021

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 323 AWMM
    • Western Leader AWMM
      Gray, M. (2002, April 25). Soldier's true identity. Western Leader p. 3 AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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