|THE VICTORIA CROSS AWARDED TO CAPTAIN GEORGE STUART HENDERSON HAS BEEN LOANED TO THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT MUSEUM.|
|14 December 2009|
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|Medal entitlement of Captain George Henderson,
2nd Bn, The Manchester Regiment
|The family of Captain George Stuart Henderson, 2nd Bn, The Manchester Regiment, have decided to loan his Victoria Cross medal group to The Manchester Regiment Museum located in Ashton-under-Lyne.
The VC group had previously been on loan to the The King's Regiment which was formed in 1968 from the amalgamation of the King's ( Liverpool ) Regiment and The Manchester Regiment. The Regimental Museum now displays six of the regiment's Victoria Cross groups.
|For the award of the Victoria Cross
[ London Gazette, 29 October 1920 ], Near Hillah, Mesopotamia ( Iraq ), 24 July 1920, Captain George Stuart Henderson DSO & Bar, MC, 2nd Bn, The Manchester Regiment.
For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice.
George Henderson's body was not recovered from the action and his name is engraved on the Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel 31 / 64.
For the award of the Military Cross ( MC )
[ London Gazette, 3 July 1915 ], Near Ypres, Belgium, 26 April 1915, Lieutenant George Stuart Henderson, 1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment.
Near Ypres on 26th April 1915, after his Company Commander had been wounded, he led his company up to within yards of the enemy's trenches with great gallantry and determination, and held on through several hours of daylight, and finally established himself there. Throughout the operations he set a fine example, after most of the senior officers had become casualties.
Created a Companion to the Distinguished Service Order ( DSO )
[ London Gazette, 31 May 1916 ], 8 March 1916, Lieutenant ( Temp. Captain ) George Stuart Henderson MC, 1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment.
For conspicuous gallantry and determination in an attack on an enemy redoubt. On entering the redoubt he organised and led bombing parties which cleared out the enemy, of whom he personally shot five. He subsequently covered out withdrawal, and was one of the last to leave the redoubt.
Awarded a Bar to the Distinguished Service Order ( DSO )
[ London Gazette, 25 August 1917 ], Captain George Stuart Henderson DSO, MC, 1st Bn, The Manchester Regiment.
For action on 9th January 1917
Iain Stewart, 14 December 2009