Andrew Henry VC

Andrew Henry (01/11/1823 – 14/10/1870) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. 

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 21971 Page: 655, reads:

“Land Transport Corps (late) Royal Artillery.
Captain Andrew Henry.

He was at the time of the action a sergeant major of ‘G’ Battery Royal Artillery when on a foggy November morning in 1854 Russian troops launched a surprise attack on the British lines and quickly surrounded the Battery. Soon Sgt Andrew Henry was the only British soldier left. With his sword in one arm and using the other to pull a bayonet from his leg he fought valiantly. Sgt Henry received twelve bayonet wounds but lived to receive the Victoria Cross.”

He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon.

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