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 Arthur Henderson

Arthur Henderson

Birth
Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death 24 Apr 1917 (aged 23)
Fontaine-les-Croisilles, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Burial Saint-Martin-sur-Cojeul, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Plot B.61.
Memorial ID 9742515 · View Source
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World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Paisly, Renfrewshire, he was a 2nd Lieutenant, serving as an acting Captain in the 4th Battlion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, British Army. During an attack on the German trenches near Fontaine les Croisilles, France, April 23, 1917, Captain Henderson was leading his company when he was wounded. He then proceeded to consolidate his position leading his men under heavy fire through the front enemy line until he gained his final objective. He died the next from his injuries. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on July 3, 1917.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9742515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Henderson (6 May 1893–24 Apr 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9742515, citing Cojeul British Cemetery, Saint-Martin-sur-Cojeul, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .