Henry enlisted in the Citizens Military Force (Reserve) on 21 Aug 1940 with Service No W 4184 and was posted to 13th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers. He transferred to the A.I.F. on 9 May 1941 and was an original member of the unit, embarking aboard “ZEALANDIA” on 8 Dec 1941 for Timor as a Private in No 3 Section, “A” Platoon. He was medevac'd to Australia on 25 Oct 1942. After numerous medical treatments he transferred to 10th Garrison Battalion on 15 Mar 1944 and then he was a guard at Marrinup P.O.W. camp from27 Mar 1944 and was discharged on 19 Sept 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