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VC413   Herbert Stephen Henderson

BORN   30 March 1870

DIED   10 August 1942  AGE   72

VC Won   30 March 1896   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Campbell’s Store, Rhodesia

War/Campaign  Matabele Rebellion, Rhodesia

Name   Herbert Stephen Henderson   No.    

VC Issue No.   413   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Bulawayo Field Force attached to the Rhodesian Horse


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Trooper

Rank End Of Career   Trooper

Place Of Birth   Hillhead, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Bulawayo, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

Buried/Location Ashes   Bulawayo Town Cemetery (Centenary Park Cemetery) Bulawayo, Zimbabwe


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   General Section 2, Grave 887

Gazetted   7 May 1897

VC Presented   14 November 1897, Governor of Cape Colony, Lord Milner, Bulawayo, Rhodesia


P  Glasgow VC memorial

By The Way…

He won the VC on his 26th Birthday

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



VC 412 VC 414 Matabeleland Rebellion

VC 412
VC 414

Thank you to Michael, Kate & Ruth Pagan for photos of the Victoria Cross Memorial Glasgow