|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1893|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 1920|
Iraqi Revolt Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in East Gordon, Scottish Borders, he served as a Captain in the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, British Army. Near Hillah, Mesopotamia Iraq, July 24, 1920, when the company under Captain Henderson's comand was ordered to retire, they came under attack a large party of Arabs. Captain Henderson at once reorganized the company, led them to the attack and drove off the enemy. Next, this officer led his men to charge the Arabs with the bayonet and forced them to retire. During the second charge he fell wounded, but refused to leave his command. Just as other company reached the trench where he with his men were making a stand, he was again wounded and died fighting. For prestigious gallantry, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on October 29, 1920. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Al Basrah, Iraq
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