Henry was working as a painter in Auckland, New Zealand, when he enlisted in the NZEF, Auckland Infantry Battalion, on the 20th of August 1914 - just after war was declared - aged 34. Previously he had been in the Whangarei Rifle Volunteers. He embarked from New Zealand in October aboard the HMNZT 12 Waimana, disembarking in Suez, Egypt in December.
On the 25th of April 1915 Henry landed at Gallipoli as part of the New Zealand and Australian Division, 1st New Zealand Infantry Brigade, only to receive a gunshot wound to the head.
He was admitted to hospital in Cairo, Egypt, at the beginning of May before embarking for New Zealand in August aboard the Tahiti. He arrived home in August and was granted two months leave before being discharged from the NZEF in June 1916.(4)
After the war he moved back to Australia. Henry died in Footscray, VIC, in 1948, aged 67.
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh.
Clover Banks, Bacchus Marsh, 1909
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