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HENDERSON, ARTHUR

Rank:
Captain
Date of Death:
24/04/1917
Age:
23
Regiment/Service:
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
 
4th Bn.
Awards:
V C, M C
Grave Reference:
B. 61.
Cemetery:
COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL
Additional Information:
Son of the late George Henderson, O.B.E., of Egnal, Paisley, a Magistrate of Paisley, and Elizabeth Purdie or Henderson.

Citation

An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 30167, dated 3rd July, 1917, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery. During an attack on the enemy trenches this officer, although almost immediately wounded in the left arm, led his Company through the front enemy line until he gained his final objective. He then proceeded to consolidate his position, which, owing to heavy gun and machine gun fire and bombing attacks, was in danger of being isolated. By his cheerful courage and coolness he was enabled to maintain the spirit of his men under most trying conditions. Captain Henderson was killed after he had successfully accomplished his task."

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Grave Registration Reports (GRRs) are standard forms which detail graves for which the Commission is responsible within a particular burial ground. They provide basic details of the individuals, such as name, service number, rank, regiment, unit and date of death, and are listed in Plot, Row and Grave order.
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COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL

Country:
France
Locality:
Pas de Calais

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