James Henderson was born in Miner's Rest, VIC and was a Farmer by trade when he enlisted from Ballarat in the Machine Gun Company 6, Reinforcement 14 on 26 April 1917 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917, bound first for England where he marched in to the 6th Training Battalion. In early April 1918 he joined the 37th Battalion in France where, on June 12th, he was wounded in action. He suffered a severe gunshot wound to his left thigh and was evacuated, via the 5th Casualty Clearing Station, to the Woking Military Hospital in England. He was unable to return to the battle front and was returned to Australia on the City of York, disembarking at Melbourne on February 27th 1919.
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