Henderson, Graeme Bonhôte

He was the son of John Henderson of Lincoln’s Inn, Barrister-at-Law, and one of four Wykehamist brothers. He came to Winchester from Mr. Draper’s school at Hemel Hempstead, was a House Prefect in his last year and stood on Dress for O.T.H. XV.

Soon after the outbreak of war he obtained a commission in the 2nd Battalion London Regiment, and was slightly wounded in June 1916.   2/2nd Battalion was disbanded that month, and it is unclear with what unit Henderson then served, since the Commonwealth War Graves Commission still lists him as serving with it at the time of his death. The Wykehamist War Service Roll unhelpfully lists him as serving with the ‘2nd’ Battalion, which might mean 1/2nd Battalion, but he may have been transferred to any one of the 2nd Battalions (2/5th to 2/13th) which served in 58th Division; this formation contained the only London Regiment battalions to be engaged in the Battle of Arras in June 1917. Whichever battalion it was with which he now served, Henderson returned to France in June 1917 and fell on the 16th of that month, aged thirty-three. He is commemorated in bay 9 of the Arras Memorial.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Henderson
  • Forenames or initials: Graeme Bonhôte
  • House: A
  • Years in School: 1897-1902
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: London Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 30th July 1883
  • Date of Death: 16th June 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer B1
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL, Bay 9