Henry John Andrews

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Henry John Andrews
VC MBE
Henry John Andrews VC.jpg
Born 23 March 1871
London, England
Died 22 October 1919 (aged 48)
Waziristan, British India
Buried at Bannu Cemetery
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Years of service 1890 – 1919
Rank Captain
Unit Indian Medical Service
Battles/wars Waziristan Campaign of 1919–1920
Awards Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross
Order of the British Empire

Henry John Andrews VC OBE (1871 – 22 October 1919) 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.

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Andrews was about 45 years old, and a Temporary Captain in the Indian Medical Service, British Indian Army during the Waziristan Campaign of 1919-1920, British India when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. The citation was published in a supplement to the London Gazette of 7 September 1920 (dated 9 September 1920):[1]

He was buried in Bannu Cemetery, and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).[2]

The medal is in private ownership.

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