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Malcolm HENDERSON (1884-1923)

Biographical Details

Malcolm Henderson (1884-1923) was the grandson of Mrs Ashwin of Pool House, Badsey, who was a good friend of the Sladden family.

Malcolm was born at Wear Gifford, Devon, in 1884, the second of three children of John Henderson and his wife, Amy (née Ashwin).

During the First World War Malcolm was with the Royal Scots.  He was wounded twice during the opening stages of the war, as mentioned in letters written by May Sladden and Mela Brown Constable in 1914.  Mela’s letter of 8th November 1914 says:  “Mrs Ashwin is very proud of her grandson Malcolm Henderson, who has been made a Captain, was mentioned in despatches and has been presented with the decoration of the French Legion of Honour for conspicuous gallantry in the field. He has been wounded again – this time in the knee and was invalided home and expected to join his people tomorrow but now the knee has contracted and he has to stay in hospital to have his leg pulled straight and put into plaster of Paris.”

Malcolm died aged 39 on 1st March 1923 at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.


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