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Elmes Pollock Henderson

In memory of:

Captain Elmes Pollock Henderson

June 29, 1916

Military Service


Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Hazara Pioneers

Division:

106th

Additional Information


Son of Elmes and Frederica Jane Henderson, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 571 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)
India

Grave Reference:

(Buried Quetta Govt. Cem. 2575.)

Location:

The Delhi Memorial (India Gate), which stands at the eastern end of the Rajpath, or Kingsway, is a stone arch 40 metres high with a span of 15 metres. The Memorial honours all the 70,000 soldiers of undivided India who fell in Defence of the British Empire during the years 1914-1921, the majority of whom are commemorated outside the confines of India. It also commemorates those who served with the forces of the United Kingdom and Australia. Of the 13,300 commemorated by name on the memorial just over 1,000 lie in cemeteries to the west of the River Indus, where maintenance was not possible. The remainder died in fighting on or beyond the North West Frontier and during the Third Afghan War and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial Plaque– Memorial plaque for Captain Elmes Pollock Henderson.  Located in St. James Cathedral (Anglican), 65 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario.
  • St. James Cathedral– Entrance to St. James Cathedral in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Memorial– Pro Deo Et Patria Erected by the Royal Military College Club of Canada Anno Domini 1923. Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

649 Captain Elmes Pollock Henderson (RMC 1903) was the son of Elmes and Frederica Jane Henderson, of Toronto, Ontario. He served with the Hazara Pioneers, 106th. He died on Jun 29, 1916. He is buried in the Quetta Govt. Cem. 2575 and remembered on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate), India.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– On their 50th anniversary the class of August 1915 at the Royal Military College of Canada have placed this memorial stained glass window to honour their fallen classmates.

649 Captain Elmes Pollock Henderson (RMC 1903) was the son of Elmes and Frederica Jane Henderson, of Toronto, Ontario. He served with the Hazara Pioneers, 106th. He was Mentioned in Despatches. He died on Jun 29, 1916. He is buried in the Quetta Govt. Cem. 2575 and remembered on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate), India.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

649 Captain Elmes Pollock Henderson (RMC 1904) served with the Hazara Pioneers 106th. He died on the Indian Frontier on Jun 29, 1916 at 30 years of age. He was buried in the Quetta Government Cemetery and his name is listed on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).
  • Memorial Stair– Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Arch– Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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