Private Thomas J Henderson

18 Sep 1944

Thomas James Henderson was the son of David and Violet Henderson, of Eyemouth, Berwickshire. He enlisted into the General Service Corps and volunteered for airborne forces.

Private Henderson successfully completed his glider training and was posted to D Company, 7th (Airborne) Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, and took part in Operation Market Garden (Arnhem).

Pte Henderson was killed in action on 18 September 1944, aged 20, and was given a field burial in the Temporary Military Cemetery near Ginkel Heath, beside Verlengde Arnhemseweg, Oosterbeek, and was re-interred to Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery on 15 August 1945.

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