Henry enlisted on 13 Oct 1941 and was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard "KOOLAMA" on 22 Jan 1942, prior to the Japanese landing. He joined the unit as a Private. After the campaign on Timor, he embarked with the unit, for Australia aboard the Royal Dutch destroyer “Tjerk Hides” on 16 Dec 1942.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in Transport Sect, Headquarters Group aboard “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943. As the unit had no transport, the Transport Sect was used as another Troop. He was medevac'd to Australia by plane on 21 May 1944 and was discharged on 24 Aug 1944.
He was entitled to the 1939-45 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal and Australian Service Medal 1939-45, pictured below.
Edited by Peter Epps