Born in Greenock on 19th October 1890, son of Sherriff John Henderson-Begg. Educated at Greenock Academy he entered Robert Gordons College in 1907. Later he went to Glasgow technical College, later securing an appointment in the Luther engineering Co., London, at their agency in Russia; returned to UK at outbreak of war and was gazetted Lieutenant 4th Gordon Highlanders on 12th September 1914 and promotoed to Captain 9th february 1915. Served with BEF and was killed in action. Survived by his wife and daughter. A brother officer wrote - Your husband was cool and stuck to his job until he absolutely could not do so any more and his loss is greatly regretted by all his battalion, and especially the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of his company.
His brother, Robert, born 1878 was killed at Kut-el-Amara on 24th December 1915