Henderson, Francis Hereward

Regimental Number: 446918
Rank: Private
Branch: Canadian Railway Troops

Francis was born in British Columbia on October 10, 1896. He filed on a homestead at NW 14-70-9-W6. Francis enlisted in Calgary in May of 1915; his brothers Arthur, Harold, and John served in the Canadian army as well. Francis appears to have served only in England. A possible explanation is that his feet were calloused and grew worse with service, possibly due to having been frostbitten nine years earlier. In July of 1918, Francis was given permission to marry Doris Hilda May. According to his service file, he was living in England in the early 1920s.

Sources: homestead records