Henderson, John Patrick Leo

Date of death:
January 16th, 1944
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Caserta
Plot: V. Row: C. Grave: 7.
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Captain
Unit:
No 2 Commando, Royal Engineers
Awarded on:
January 13th, 1944
Action:
Citation
"At Salerno on the 9th Sept 43 this Officer's troop was one of two which attacked and held a part of the West of the town. Capt. Henderson was conspicuous in the attack, and when counter attacked by infantry and tanks, took a most active part in repelling the assaults, himself scoring two hits on the leading tank with a Piat mortar when the tanks were shelling the house in which he was, at 100 yards range. The tank turret was jammed and almost immediately the tanks drew off."
Military Cross (MC)

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