Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sergeant R. Hendry - 775075

According to his attestation papers dated December 27, 1915 at Toronto Robert Stanley Hendry was born on September 5, 1890 in Clarkson, Ontario (present day City of Mississauga).  He listed his mother, Mrs. Lavinia Hendry, Mimico as his next of kin.  He was a gardener and had no previous military experience.  He was 25 years and 5 months of age and stood 5 feet 4 inches tall.  He had gray eyes, dark brown hair and a dark complexion.  He was a Protestant.

He was a Sergeant in the 38th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment) when he was killed on October 30, 1918.  According to the CEF death register "whilst in support positions, just South West of Valenciennes, he was hit by shrapnel in the stomach and breast, and almost instantaneously killed".  He is buried in the Denain Communal Cemetery, France.  The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website indicates that he was the son of Francis and Lavinia Frances Hendry, of Mimico, Ontario, Canada.

Hendry Family Gravestone, Mount Pleasant Cemetery Toronto

All articles and photo courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

His brother William also enlisted but survived the war.

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