Andrew Henry (VC)

Andrew Henry (VC)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andrew Henry VC (1 November 1823 - 14 October 1870) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Henry received the second Victoria Cross awarded to the Royal Regiment of Artillery for successfully defending his gun at the Battle of Inkerman against heavy odds. Although severely wounded for this action he was also commissioned in the field. 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135699024
  • 9786135699029