Reggie Henderson RN

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by popeye1975, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. popeye1975

    popeye1975 Junior Member

    Hi all

    I am taking a bit of a long shot here. As part of my ongoing (and largely fruitless) quest for information about my father's war years, I looked through his diary for 1942 and found reference to 'Reggie Henderson', and the fact that Dad wanted to 'avenge him'. There is a strong likelihood that the said Reggie came to grief some time in 1940 or 41. If I can find out which ship he was serving on at the time I may be able to find out if my father was with him at the time. Like I said a long shot but hope somebody on here will know how to go about searching for it. He could have been a signalman
  2. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    The only reggie Henderson listed as killed is this

    Hms Carlisle

    His service record for ww2 is on ancestry and also on discovery online at the national archives website

    Attached Files:

  3. popeye1975

    popeye1975 Junior Member

    Thanks James, that certainly fits the bill. At this stage I am feeding off scraps and anything I learn is a bonus
  4. popeye1975

    popeye1975 Junior Member

    I know that my Dad was involved in action at Crete at some stage...I also know that he was fished out of the sea after some kind of explosion, eventually ending up in RNH Alexandria with amnesia. I was wondering if the incident was on 'Carlisle'.
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Might not be the guy as Reginald Kendall Henderson died of a heart attack or pulmonary embolism

    Name: Reginald Kendall Henderson
    Event: Death
    Birth Date: 9 Feb 1901
    Birth Place: Leeds, Yorks.
    Death Date: 14 Aug 1941
    Death Age: 40

    You will note that in the right hand column there is a figure 3 - this denotes he died of natural causes

    Not quiye sure how that fits in with the details above

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  6. popeye1975

    popeye1975 Junior Member

    Darn it, think you're right. another blind alley...need a new Satnav
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Is there a chance he could have been captured or seriously injured

    Also forum member Geoffs search engine is a great tool for you to perhaps try different spellings etc for casualties
    Geoff's 1939-47 Search Engine

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