|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1878|
|Death: ||Jan. 25, 1917|
World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Shimla, British India, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 9th Battalion, Royal Warswickshire Regiment, British Army. On January 25, 1917, at the River Hai, near Kut, Mesopotamia, Lieutenant Colonel Henderson brought his battalion up to the two first line trenches which were taking heavy casualties when the Germans made a strong counter attack. The situation was critical and Colonel Henderson although wounded, he then advanced alone in front of his battalion, cheering them on under most intense fire over 500 yards of open ground. Again wounded, he nevertheless captured the position by a bayonet charge, but he was twice more wounded and died later the same day. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith)
Amara War Cemetery
Plot: XXIV. B. 31.
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Record added: Sep 18, 2005
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Rest in sweet peace, dear Edward. You are being remembered today for being a hero and your dedication to your men and country. You will not be forgotten.|
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