Basra Memorial The Basra Memorial bears the names of more than 40,500 members of the Commonwealth forces who died in operations in Mesopotamia from Autumn, 1914, to the end of August 1921, and whose graves are not known. Basra Memorial, Al Basrah, Al Basrah, Iraq
Fynn, James Henry b. November 24, 1893 d. March 30, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. His citation reads "On 9 April 1916 at Sanna-i-Yat, Mesopotamia, Private Fynn was one of a small party which dug in, in front of our advanced line and about 300 yards from the enemy's trenches. He went out and bandaged a number of wounded men under heavy fire, making several journeys in order to do so. Being unable to get a stretcher, he carried on his back a badly wounded man to safety". (Bio by: derrick unwin) Basra Memorial, Al Basrah, Al Basrah, Iraq Plot: Panel 16 and 62.
Henderson, George Stuart b. December 5, 1893 d. July 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...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Basra Memorial, Al Basrah, Al Basrah, Iraq Plot: No Known Grave; name is listed on Panel 31 and 64.