A site to hold the biographies of those Northern Bank / Belfast Bank officials who died or served during the Great War, World War II and the Northern Ireland conflict.
Through this website, the families and descendants of around 300 bank officials of the Belfast Banking Company Limited, Northern Banking Company Limited and Northern Bank Ltd will know that "We Will Remember Them".
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Friday, 9 November 2012
Henderson, James Alexander
Sergeant James Alexander Henderson
was born in Londonderry on 24th February 1890.He was the son of James and Elizabeth
Henderson.In 1901 the family resided at
house 4, Tamneymore, Tamnaherin, Londonderry.
On 17th April 1906, he joined Northern Bank at Head
Office.He was of Presbyterian faith.Transfers followed to Ballybay (1906) and
Coleraine (1908).In 1911, Henderson was
boarding in house 1, Nursery Avenue, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry.He is described as a Banker’s Clerk.
Whilst serving in Coleraine branch he
enlisted into the 14th Bn. RIR as a Private.His service was with the British
Expeditionary Force before transferring to 290 A E Company.Promotions to Lance Corporal, Corporal and
Acting Sergeant followed.Henderson saw
action in the Somme 1916 (Thiepval) and suffered septic poisoning before he was
demobilised in February 1916.He was
awarded the British Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
Following demobilisation, he returned to work
for Northern Bank in Newry.Transfers followed to Royal
Avenue (1924), Markets (1929), Pomeroy (1934) and Magherafelt (1938).
Henderson retired on 31st October
He died on 23rd September 1976.
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link (August 1981)’
contains a photograph of Henderson in a 1913 Northern Bank Staff Golf outing.