Henry John Andrews

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Henry John Andrews
Henry John Andrews VC.jpg
Born (1871-03-23)23 March 1871
London, England
Died 22 October 1919(1919-10-22) (aged 48)
Waziristan, India
Buried Bannu Cemetery
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
Years of service 1917–1919
Rank Captain
Unit Indian Medical Service
Battles/wars Waziristan Campaign
Awards Victoria Cross
Member of the Order of the British Empire

Henry John Andrews VC, MBE (23 March 1871 – 22 October 1919) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


Andrews was commissioned a temporary lieutenant in the Indian Medical Service as of 30 June 1917 and was promoted temporary captain as of 30 June 1918.[1]

He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire as (temporary Lieutenant), Indian Medical Service; Medical Officer in charge of the Thomas Emery Hospital at Moradabad, United Provinces in the London Gazette of 7 June 1918.

He was 48 years old, and a temporary captain in the Indian Medical Service, British Indian Army during the Waziristan Campaign 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):[2]

He was buried in Bannu Cemetery, and is commemorated on the Delhi Memorial (India Gate).[3]


  1. ^ London Gazette 14 March 1919
  2. ^ "No. 32046". The London Gazette (Supplement). 7 September 1920. p. 9133. 
  3. ^ "Commonwealth War Graves Commission — casualty details". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 2007-11-30. 

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