Great War 100 Reads

Commemorating the centenary of the First World War in books


Monday Monuments and Memorials – Elmes Pollock Henderson, St James Cathedral, Toronto

Every soldier tells a story.

Elmes Pollock Henderson was born in Toronto on 27 Jun 1885, the son of Elmes and Frederica Jane Henderson. In 1906, he graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, and obtained a commission in the Indian Army. In 1907, he was posted to the 106th Hazara Pioneers, the regiment in which he spent the rest of his career. He is on the right in the back row of a 1913 photo of the British and Native officers of the 106th Hazara Pioneers (National Army Museum image number 139238).  Continue reading