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Herbert Stephen Henderson
Birth: Mar. 30, 1870
Death: Aug. 10, 1942

Matabeleland Rebellion British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as Trooper in the Rhodesia Horse, South African Forces. At Campbell's Store, Rhodesia, on March 30, 1896, he was part of the Bulawayo Field Force that was attacked by the natives. Trooper Henderson with another trooper formed part of the advanced guard but were cut off from the main body with his fellow trooper being shot through the knee. Henderson then placed his wounded comrade on his own horse and proceeded his way back to Bulawayo. For two days, going a distance of thirty-five miles filled with natives fully armed, he was able to bring himself and the wounded trooper to the safety of their own lines. For this act of courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal by the Governor of Cape Colony, Lord Milner, in Bulawayo on November 14, 1897. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Bulawayo Town Cemetery
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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Record added: Aug 16, 2003
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Herbert Stephen Henderson
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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