Pte Henderson Robert Stuart

  • Date de naissance: 30/06/1898
  • Lieu de naissance: Moulin, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Date de décès: 26/09/1917
  • Lieu de décès: Hill 40, Zonnebeke, Belgique
  • Cause du décès: Killed in action (K.I.A.)
  • Âge: 19
  • Profession: High School Student
  • Pays: Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Rang: Private
  • Numéro de service: 38090
  • Incorporation date: Inconnu
  • Incorporation nom de lieu: Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Dernière unité connue: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), 2nd Bn.
  • Force armée: British Expeditionary Force

Mémorial

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Private Robert Stuart Henderson was part of the 2nd Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian), 8th Brigade, 3rd Division. The Third Battle of Ypres, also known as The Battle of Passchendaele, officially took place from the 31st of July till the 10th of November 1917. 3rd Division fought in the Battle of Polygon Wood (26th September - 3 October 1917), a later phase within the Third Battle of Ypres.

Under 3rd Division the 8th Brigade attacked at 5:30 a.m. The 2nd Royal Scots and 8th East Yorks led, while 1st Royal Scottish Fusiliers and the 7th KSLI were in support. The 2nd Scots with their right flank on the railway, took the first objective (the Red Line) which ran from Van Isackere Farm, across the railway line and past the St. Josephs Institute.

The 1st Royal Scots and KSLI then advanced to take the western slopes of Hill 40, Zonnebeke, just short of the second objective (the Blue Line). Two Companies of the 2nd Royal Scots supported the attack of the 1st Royal Scots on Hill 40. An unsuccessful attempt to take Hill 40 was made at 6:30 p.m. Heavy fighting and several German counter attacks took place near Hill 40 and along the Blue Line, but after a strong British Counter attack by the 12th West Yorks almost all of the Second Objective was gained apart from, ground Between Hill 40 and Levi Cottages.

Robert Stuart Henderson was Killed in Action on 26th September 1917 aged 19. He is commemorated by the CWGC on Panel 13 of the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, this means that Private Henderson's remains were either never discovered or could not be positively identified following the end of the war.