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Henry was born in 1890, the only son of John Henry and Annie E. Brown of “Thornleigh” Church Drive, Daybrook, Nottingham. He was married to Olive B.C. Brown of Guadaloupe House, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Henry was employed as a farmer at Ashwell near Oakham, and had previously been in farming at Orston and Tithby, as well as in the Melton Mowbray district. He came to live and work in Arnold in 1909 and for many years worked at Messers J Clarke Hosiers on Sout Lane.
He was employed as a farmer
05 Nov 1918
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He enlisted into the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in 1916, with regimental number 16711, and trained at Melton Mowbray with the Corps. However the greater need for infantrymen on the Western front saw him transferred to The 6th Battalion The Dorsetshire Regiment, being sent to France in September 1916. He was present in many battles with his battalion and came through them all without mishap. However, he could not beat the disease of influenza from which cause he died in the base hospital at Etaples.He leaves a widow and child.
He was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France
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