Casualty details

ANDREWS, HENRY JOHN

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
22/10/1919
Age:
48
Regiment/Service:
Indian Medical Service
Awards:
V C, M B E
Panel Reference
Face 12 and 18.
Memorial
DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)

Additional Information:

(Buried Bannu Cem. 160.).


Citation

An extract from the Third Supplement to the "London Gazette," dated 7th Sept., 1920, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 22nd October, 1919, when as Senior Medical Officer in charge of Khajuri Post (Waziristan) he heard that a convoy had been attacked in the vicinity of the post, and that men had been wounded. He at once took out an Aid Post to the scene of action and, approaching under heavy fire, established an Aid Post under conditions which afforded some protection to the wounded but not to himself. Subsequently he was compelled to move his Aid Post to another position, and continued most devotedly to attend to the wounded. Finally, when a Ford van was available to remove the wounded, he showed the utmost disregard of danger in collecting the wounded under fire and in placing them in the van, and was eventually killed whilst himself stepping into the van on the completion of his task."

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DELHI MEMORIAL (INDIA GATE)

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