In June 1916 Henry embarked from Alexandria, Egypt, disembarking at Marseilles, France a week later and joined his unit in August. In November he was killed in action.
On the above date [2.11.16], our battalion was in the reserve trench in front of Fleurs. We were having tea, when a shell exploded, killing Swanton and four others… They were all killed instantly…we buried their bodies in a shell hole behind the trench….We joined our battalion at Fromelles, about September…Source: Red Cross Wounded & Missing
He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh(4), held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also on the Honour Boards held at the Werribee RSL and the Church of England, Werribee(5) (known as the Little River Honour Board). He is also listed in the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Villers-Bretonneux Area, France.
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