Ronald Lennox HENDERSON MC

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Doctor
Enlisted
27-July-1915
Place
Brisbane
Age
36
Status
Widower
Service No
N/N
Rank
Captain
Unit
1st Australian General Hospital
Embarked
25-June-1915
Place
Fremantle
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
N/A
Honours and Awards
Military Cross, Mentioned in Despatches
Fate
How Died
Died of wounds
Date
31-July-1917
Place
Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich
Cemetery or Memorial
Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England
Notes

Also named on Toowoomba Mothers’ Memorial.

 

Ronald Henderson arrived in France in March 1916. In November he was hospitalised with influenza and developed pneumonia. He was sent to the 3rd London General Hospital and returned to duty in France in March 1917. In May at Bullecourt he was wounded in the head and face and eventually transferred to Royal Herbert Hospital in London. Two months later he died of his wounds. He was awarded the Military Cross for his courageous deeds at Bullecourt.

 

Military Cross citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 10th May 1917 he displayed great courage and determination in tending the wounded under very heavy fire. His devotion to duty saved many lives." (Awarded 16 June 1917)

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