Hensman, Henry John MC


War Service:
Believed to be Second Lieutenant HENRY JOHN HENSMAN MC of 1st battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment who was killed in action on 18 September 1918. He joined the battalion on 6 December 1917.

He won the Military Cross in March 1918. The citation reads:// “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When the brigade was being heavily pressed during a retirement this officer organized and led forward details of Brigade Headquarters, making a successful counter-attack which held up the enemy. The success was largely due to his energy and determination. His work throughout the operations was untiring and an example to all.”//

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial and on the war memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford.

He was employed by Lloyds Bank.

London Gazette

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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