Private Frederick C Hendy

07 Jan 1945

Frederick Charles Hendy was the son of Frederick and Victoria Hendy, of Bedminster, Bristol. He enlisted into The General Service Corps, was posted to the Royal Artillery, transferred to the Devonshire Regiment and volunteered for Airborne Forces.

Private Hendy successfully completed Glider training and was posted to 12th (Airborne) Battalion Devonshire Regiment. He took part in the 6th Airborne response to the German counter-offensive in the Ardennes, during Winter 1944-5.

Pte Hendy was killed in action on 7 January 1945, aged 19, and buried in Resteigne (Belgium) temporary burial ground. He was later reinterred in Hotton War Cemetery on 20 May 1947.

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