Corporal Adam Henderson, D.C.M.

Corporal Adam Henderson, D.C.M. 12th ( Ayr and Lanark Yeomanry ) Royal Scots Fusiliers. He died from wounds in Belgium during the ” Advance to Victory” on 1st November 1918 aged 24. He was the son of Ralph and Margaret Henderson of Mount Benger, Yarrow and is buried in Kezelberg Military Cemetery,, near Menin, Flanders, Belgium. Before enlisting in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry in October 1914 he had been a prize winning ploughman. He had seen service with the Yeomanry in a dismounted role at Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine. In July 1916 it was announced that he had won the Distinguished Service Medal . ” For conspicuous gallantry. When a shell exploded in his post and he had suffered severe shell shock, he helped to extricate an Officer and some of his comrades who were buried in the debris. He then returned to his ordinary duties”. The 12th R. S. F. was formed in Egypt from dismounted Yeomanry and were sent to France in May 1918 to help stem the German Spring Offensives. The photographs show Allied troops advancing after the retreating Germans in the final 100 days of the War.

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