Born: 12 June 1875 in Stockport, Lancashire
Family: Second of eight children born to Edward and Annie. He married Margaret Crewe on 12 December 1900 at Leigh in Lancashire. Together they had 6 children Harry, John Norville, Charles, Frank Clifford, Frederick W and Gladys.
Residence: In 1881 Henry and family were living in Prescot, Lancashire. By 1891 they had moved to New Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire. Ten years later he was living in Smallbrook Buildings, Whitchurch, Shropshire with his wife and her parents. In 1939 Henry and Margaret were still residing in Smallbrook Buildings, their daughter Gladys living at home with them.
Employment: In 1891 Edward was working as a groom’s errand boy. By 1901 his occupation was that of gardener, a job he continued doing for the next fifteen years until enlistment. After demobilisation it appears he continued in this line of work for in 1939 he is listed as a market gardener.
Died: In 1940 aged 65 and was buried at Whitchurch cemetery on 23 November 1940.
Regiment: Royal Air Force (previously Army Service Corps)
Service Number: 267068 (previously M/30288)
Date of Enlistment: 11 July 1918
Date of Discharge: Transferred to RAF Reserve 8 Feb 1919 & deemed Discharged 30 Apr 1920
Reason for Discharge: Not given
Other Information: According to 1919 absent voters list Henry’s service number is that of the Army Service Corps as recorded above