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The Oldest Soldier.
The Oldest Soldier. 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 6 April 1933, page 2

The Oldest Soldier.

Dear "Non-Com." - Touching the recent story of the oldest soldier in the 16th Battalion, sent in by a correspondent at Northam. I think we have one at Burracoppin who will take some beating. His name is Alex. Hendry and his age is now 81 years. He enlisted at the age of 64 in the 51st Battalion, and was wounded at Mouquet Farm a year later, in September, 1917. He looks like reaching three figures, for he is a fine old chap. We toasted him at the recent, reunion of the sub-branch. - JHF Burracoppin.

Those in the story:

Alex. Hendry = 1665 Private Alexander HENDRY, Pensioner Road, Claremont, Western Australia. Born at Glasgow, Scotland, 1852 and died in Perth, 1940, aged 88 years old.

Narrator JHF = Unidentified.