Murray Herbert Henderson

Murray Herbert Henderson

Cpl. Murray Herbert Henderson, younger son of Mr. Herbert J. Henderson, 511 Colborne St., was one of the 5,000 Canadians who took part in the raid on Dieppe on August 19, 1942. He lost his life in that battle of which it has been written: "Dieppe brought forth such shining gallantry from Canadians new to battle that their courage and audacity electrified the world's free people. Dieppe became a watchword for gallant conduct on every Allied war front". Cpl. Henderson's death occurred a little more than two years after he had enlisted in Brantford with the 2/10 Dragoons. He was immediately transferred to Hamilton to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, and with that unit trained at Camp Borden until September of 1941, when he went overseas. Before leaving Canada he was promoted to sergeant, but reverted to the ranks upon his arrival in England. His aptitude for leadership was again recognized and at the time of his death he had earned his corporal's stripes. He was buried, in the Dieppe cemetery with the hundreds of others who lost their lives that day. Born in Brantford, October 15, 1921, Murray attended St. Mary's Parish School and the Collegiate Institute and Vocational School. Afterwards, he worked with Loblaw's for a year, and at the time of his enlistment was employed by A. G. Spalding and Bros, of Canada, Ltd. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. His mother passed away in August, 1944.

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