Date of Hearing
6 Mar 1916
Case for exemption
Had 10 acres of ground, 5 acres being asparagus. He lived at home. His father was 68 and his mother 67. He had four married brothers living away from home and two unmarried brothers, aged 45 and 40, living at home. He was not attested.
Outcome of appeal
11 Mar 1916
No exemption - enlisted with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
War Service (if enlisted)
From November 1917 onwards, several reports appeared in the Parish Magazine about Henry’s war wounds. He was severely wounded by shrapnel in the left thigh and in both feet in about October 1917; one large toe was amputated and it was thought he would lose a foot. He was sent to Netley Hospital and then to Romsey and discharged from the army on 3rd July 1918 “owing to wounds”.