Henry was a member of the First Reinforcements that arrive at Dili, Timor, aboard M.V. “Kalama”, 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 either 11 Dec 1942 or 16 Dec 1942, as the embarkation rolls do not differentiate.
After leave and reorganization he embarked with the unit for New Guinea as a Trooper in Transport Sect, Headquarters Group aboard S.S. “DUNTROON” on 17 Jun 1943. As the unit had no transport, the Transport Sect was used as another Troop.
He left the unit from New Guinea and was discharged on 24 Aug 1944.