Ronald Alexander Hendy

1892 October 29. Born Edinburgh. His father is a schoolmaster at Fettes College

1901 census. His father is headmaster of Carlisle Grammar School. While the children are with a governess at 2, Parade Terrace, Ilfracombe

1903 - 1906 At Llanwe Hall School, Radnorshire

1906 Starts at Fettes College

1911 census. His father is a schoolmaster at The Grammar School, Bromsgrove, Worcs. But Ronald is no long with them. The clue seems to be that he may be in Canada, from death notice. Though the Canadian University have that he was at Teachers Training College, Oxford, England prior to Canada.

1911 Jul Leaves Fettes College where he had been at school

1911 Sep 23. Ronald Hendy a student of the right age travels 2nd class from Liverpool to Toronto on SS Canada. Arrives 1 Oct.

1911 Sep, enrols at Trinity College, Toronto

1913 Sep 28 Ronald Hendy, a 21 year old student who has been in Toronto 2 years leaves Liverpool on SS Canada for Quebec. He is recorded on memorial at Trinity College, Ontario.

1914 Finishes at Trinity College, Toronto

1914 Oct 8. Enlists in King Edwards Horse. No 606 in 1st King Edwards Horse

1915 Apr 22. Lands in France with King Edwards Horse.

1915 Nov 9. Returns to UK and comes 13th in Sandhurst admission exam. Awarded a Prize Cadetship

1916 Jan 19. Admitted R. M. College,

1916 Aug 16. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 3rd Warwickshire 

1916 Sep 18. Returned to France - 14th Warks

1917 Mar 3. He was "Severely Wounded in the right arm" "Bomb wound" with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in France. "But is now physically fit (written 15 Jul 1919)"

1917 Mar 12. Arrives back in UK on "HS Brighton"

1917 Jun. Posted to Home Service. 368 Employment Coy at Reading. Labour Corps Area Employment Companies were formed in 1917 for salvage work, absorbing the Divisional Salvage Companies. In the crises of March and April 1918 on the Western Front, Labour Corps Units were used as emergency infantry.

1917 Oct. Home Service with 369 Employment Coy at Oxford.

1918 Feb 16. Promoted Lt. Joined 3rd Battalion Warwickshires at Dover

1918 Nov 1. Posted to 1st Battalion Warwickshires in France

1918 Dec 7. Attached to 1/6 Battalion Staffordshire Regt in France

1919 May 2. Returned to England and to Catterick with 3rd battalion

1919 Jul 21. Recommended for promotion by his CO

1919 Sep 17. Posted to Depot at Warwick

1920 Sep 18. Posted to Lower Barracks, Chatham with 1st Battalion

1920 Dec 17. Posted to GHQ Ireland for Intelligence duties. While in Ireland he appears to have been stationed at the Hutments, Tipperary and Newcastle West, Limerick. No record of what he was doing in the whole of 1921.

1922 Jan 28. His record says that he was appointed Intelligence Officer at HQ 17th Infantry Br. The undermentioned temp, appts. are made: — Spec. Appts., Class GG— Lt. R. A. Hendy, R. Warwick R., vice Lt. H. Hammond, O.B.E., M.C., Dorset. A British account by Nigel Hamilton describes Hendry as a very popular young officer who was an Intelligence officer in Mongomery's HQ.

1922 Apr 26. Four British Soldiers were picked up by the I.R.A. at Dick William's Hotel in Macroom, County Cork. The three Officers had left Ballincollig Barracks and were driven by a Private from the Army Motor Transport Corps, and they had a Newfoundland dog with them. They were arrested by the IRA and on the evening of the 29th of April the three officers and the private were taken to Kilgobnet a few miles west of Macroom and shot.

1922 May 2. Army writes to Hendy's sister

1922 Jul 20 His parents place death notice in Times

1923 Dec 14. The bodies were later recovered, and Hendy’s funeral took place at Aldershot with military honours

Kilgobnet Killings