Michael Henderson

Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland

Place of work: Linlithgow branch

Died: 27 September 1915


Michael William Henderson was born in Linlithgow on 20 June 1871, the son of William Horn Henderson, county clerk, and his wife Elizabeth. He was educated at Rugby School. He became a chartered accountant and a partner in Glen & Henderson of Linlithgow. From February 1901 he was also joint agent of Commercial Bank of Scotland's branch in Linlithgow.


Outside work, Henderson was a volunteer soldier, a member of the 8th Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), from 1895. He served in the Boer War from 1900 to 1901, earning the Queen's medal with four clasps, and returning home with the rank of Captain. He was later promoted to Major and, in 1911, to Lieutenant Colonel.


In November 1914 Henderson transferred to the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He went to France in July 1915. Lieutenant Colonel Henderson was shot through the heart and killed at Loos on 27 September 1915. He was 44 years old and left a widow, Florence, and two sons.


Michael Henderson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh.

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