DLI soldier captured by Germans May 1940

Discussion in 'Durham Light Infantry' started by anniemudge, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Hi Drew, I noticed this the other day wondered if this was the O.Henderson you were thinking about when the original question was first asked ? "Sgt ‘Ossie’ Oswald Henderson. Died 3 October 2014 Aged 96 years. He Served 10 Btn DLI" ?

    Kyle
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    No idea mate - I've just read through the whole thread and don't remember any of it. I can only think he gets a mention in the war diary, a DLI book or the Missing Men file as a witness :unsure:
     
  3. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    What an incredibly detailed diary for the 11DLI , The 4th Green Howards for this period is poor , a few lines for each day .
    I do realise it was not their most pressing issue , but it was also a very eventful time with many serious losses and firefights not being mentioned at all .

    Craig
     
  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

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    The subject of this thread`s medals are coming up for sale this week.
    Three: Colour Sergeant R. Henderson, 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, taken prisoner of war

    Three: Colour Sergeant R. Henderson, 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, taken prisoner of war near Arras, France, 22 May 1940

    1939-45 Star; War Medal 1939-45; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 1st issue, Territorial, with Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Award Bars (4443317 C. Sjt. R. Henderson. D.L.I.) generally very fine or better (3) £240-280

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    Robert Henderson was born in July 1902, and resided at 6 New Hopper Street, Houghton Le Spring, County Durham. He enlisted in the 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (T.A.) in March 1924, and was mobilised for service during the Second War, 25 August 1939. Henderson was taken prisoner of war near Arras, France, 22 May 1940. His M.I.9 debrief gives him as being interned at the following camps: Thorn, Poland, 7 June - 21 July 1940; Gdynia, Poland, 22 July 1940 - June 1941; Marienburg, East Prussia, June 1941 - September 1941; Thorn, Poland, September 1941 - September 1942 and Hohenfels, Bavaria, September 1942 - 19 April 1945.

    After the war Henderson continued to serve in the Territorial Army, and served with ‘D’ Company, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, 1946 - 1957.

    By following the information and advice on this thread alone must have pushed the estimated value up quite some way ?

    Kyle
     
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I bet they love this forum. The chap who got a MM on my Massacre at Nieppe Forest thread, his medals came up for sale and all the background to the MM appeared to be a cut and paste from the thread. They wanted £6,000 for the group I think, I offered something like £5,000 but they rejected the offer. I would have loved that group.
     
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  6. John L Dixon

    John L Dixon Researcher


    You will find his Memorial Page on the 70th Infantry Brigade Website at

    Henderson Robert Sgt 4443317 - 70 Brigade

    Please contact me using

    70brigade@newmp.org.uk

    with any additional information you have on him. That data on the Website will allow you to request his Service Record from the MoD.

    Regards

    John L Dixon
     
  7. John L Dixon

    John L Dixon Researcher

    He did indeed serve in the 10th according to his Obituary. I could really do with his service record.

    John L Dixon
     

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