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Richard Alexander Henderson

New Zealand schoolteacher and military personnel

Died when: 63 years 80 days (758 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Richard Alexander Henderson

Private Richard Alexander Henderson MM (26 August 1895 – 14 November 1958) was a school-teacher who served with the New Zealand Medical Corps at the Battle of Gallipoli.

Like John Simpson Kirkpatrick, he used a donkey to carry wounded soldiers from the battlefield.He was later honoured with a Military Medal for repeatedly rescuing wounded from the battlefield while under heavy fire at the Battle of the Somme.


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