|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO CAPTAIN HENRY ANDREWS, INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE, INDIAN ARMY, HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY LORD ASHCROFT.|
|10 November 2010|
|Medal entitlement of Captain Henry Andrews
Indian Medical Service
|The Victoria Cross awarded to Temporary Captain Henry John Andrews, Indian Medical Service, has been acquired by the Michael Ashcroft Trust, the holding institution for Lord Ashcroft's VC Collection. The Victoria Cross is not accompanied by the MBE and IGSM.|
|For the award of the Victoria Cross.
[ London Gazette, 9 September 1920 ], Near Khajuri Post, Waziristan, North West India, 22 October 1919, T / Captain Henry John Andrews, Indian Medical Service.
For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty on the 22nd October 1919, when as Senior Medical Officer in charge of Khajuri Post ( Waziristan ) he heard that a convoy had been attacked in the vicinity of the post, and that men had been wounded. He at once took out an Aid Post to the scene of action and approaching under heavy fire, established an Aid Post under conditions which afforded some protection to the wounded but not to himself.
Henry Andrews was killed during his VC action and was buried in the Bannu Cemetery, south of Peshawar, North West Frontier, grave 160. A headstone was erected but unconfirmed if it still exists.
Iain Stewart, 10 November 2010