CaptainHENDERSON, ARTHUR

Died 24/04/1917

Aged 23

4th Bn.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

V C, M C

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."

Buried at COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. MARTIN-SUR-COJEUL

Location: Pas de Calais, France
Number of casualties: 314

Cemetery/memorial reference: B. 61.

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