Ernest Elijah Henderson
Submitted by: Johnny Henderson
Ernest Elijah Henderson served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Known June 5, 1918 - July 22, 1919.
Born: April 13, 1897 in Charlotte, Arkansas (Independence County)
Died: January 18, 1981 (gravesite Blue Springs Cemetery, Newark, Arkansas)
Ernest Elijah Henderson served in the Infantry of the United States Army during the First World War.
He registered for the Local Selective Service Draft Board for Independence County in Batesville, Arkansas on June 5, 1918. His registration indicates that at that time, he was a farmer with his father (J. E. Henderson) at Newark, Arkansas.
He was inducted as a Private (Serial # 3826279) into the U. S. Army and he was assigned on June 5, 1918, to the AEF (American Expeditionary Forces) with the 162nd Depot Brigade of the 87th Division at Camp Pike, Little Rock, Arkansas.
He was deployed from the U. S. on September 3, 1918, and he arrived in Brest, France on September 9, 1918. He was a machine gunner and he was involved in the Meuse-Argonne battle. He was demobilized on November 30, 1918. He left from Brest, France on June 27, 1919, and he arrived back in the U. S. on July 5, 1919. (He was a member of the AEF from June 5, 1918 to July 5, 1919.)
He was assigned to a demobilized group at Camp Pike from July 18, 1919, until his date of discharge. He was Honorably discharged, with the rank of Private, from the United States Army on July 22, 1919.