Bank: Commercial Bank of Scotland
Place of work: New Cumnock branch
Died: 22 May 1944
James Mitchell Henderson was born in Alloa, Clackmannanshire, in 1910, the son of Alexander and Agnes Henderson. He worked for Commercial Bank of Scotland.
During the Second World War Henderson left his job at the bank's New Cumnock branch to join the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, training as a navigator. On 22 May 1944 Flight Sergeant Henderson was part of the crew of a Lancaster bomber on a night-time minelaying operation over Jutland. The plane was shot down by a German night fighter and the whole crew, including Henderson, were killed. He was 34 years old and left a widow, Sheila, whom he had married in 1940, and a 22 month old daughter.
James Henderson is commemorated on a bank war memorial at Gogarburn campus, Edinburgh.
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