Born: Henry was born on the 30 November 1877.
Family: The third son of John and Alice Maria Downward of Tilstock, Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Civilian Occupation: Henry was employed as a bank cashier.
Residence: In 1901 he was living in Ladywood Rd, Edgbaston, Kings Norton. After retirement he moved back to Whitchurch and was living at 24 George Street.
Died: On 2 May 1948 aged 70.
Regiment: Royal Air Force (previously Royal Navy)
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: F48540 (previously Z/3991)
Date of Enlistment: 27 November 1915
Date of Discharge: 20 April 1920
Reason for Discharge: Demobilisation
Further information: Henry joined the Navy in February 1916 and served on two ships President ll and Daedalus. He transferred to the RAF on 1 April 1918.