9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
William Henderson was the only son of William and Elizabeth Henderson. He was born on 2nd December 1892 in Dunmoyle, County Tyrone. By 1911 was working as an apprentice carpenter. His father was a master carpenter. The family had moved to live in Ballygawley, County Tyrone. William Henderson enlisted in Ballygawley. Lance Corporal William Henderson was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 23 years old.
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).