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Captain ARTHUR HENDERSON

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

4th Bn.

Date of Death

Died 24 April 1917

Age 23 years old

Buried or commemorated at

COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL

B. 61.

France

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross, Military Cross
  • Additional Info Son of the late George Henderson, O.B.E., of Egnal, Paisley, a Magistrate of Paisley, and Elizabeth Purdie or Henderson.
  • Additional Citation note

    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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