Henderson, Robert

Service number:
247131
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
The Green Howards
Awarded on:
April 5th, 1945
Action:
Citiation (general):
"In recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma" .
Mentioned in Despatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant
Unit:
The Green Howards (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment)
Awarded on:
June 28th, 1945
Action:
Recommendation:
" "Throughout the campaign from 1944 onwards this officer has been commanding a platoon. Owing to the very fine qualities of leadership shown, coupled with a tactical skill well above the average of his rank, he has been selected for a number of special jobs, all of which he has carried out with great success. His determination to accomplish the mission no matter how difficult, his courage and coolness often under intense enemy fire and his resourcefulness has been an inspiration to the men under his command. At SEKSIH on 9th March when the platoon he was with was ordered to fall back and a party became cut off he brought them back 8000 ft mountain range, avoiding the main tracks and fought his way out bringing back after a period of 10 days with little or no food, information of the highest value of enemy movements..... "
Military Cross (MC)