The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


4th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Victoria Cross awarded 23 April 1917

The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

The Victoria Cross
"for valour"
Rank Captain
Service 4th Bn The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Theatre where VC won Fontaine-les-Croisilles, France, 23 April 1917
Recorded in London Gazzette 5 July 1917
Place & Date of Birth Paisley, Renfrewshire, 6 May 1893
Place & Date of Death Fontaine-les-Croisilles, France, 24 April 1917
Burial Ground Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-sur-Cojeul, France
Current Location of VC Lord Ashcroft VC Collection

Scene of Action

On 23 April 1917 near Fontaine-les-Croiselles, France, during an attack on enemy trenches, Captain Henderson, 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 becoming isolated.

By his cheerful courage and coolness he was able to maintain the spirit of his men under most trying circumstances. Captain Henderson was killed after he had successfully accomplished his task.

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