HENRY, William James
(Service number 3/168)

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Date 25 December 1887 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 15 Ellice Street, Wellington
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin George Folkes HENRY (father), 23 Symonds Street, Auckland
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 16 October 1914
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 6 September 1950 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Rangititi
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William James HENRY (Bill) was the older son of George Folkes HENRY and Caroline Sibthorpe née STAPLES. He was born at Timaru on 25 December 1887. His younger brother Edward Sibthorpe HENRY died of wounds in 1918. Bill Henry was the "man with Simpson's donkey".


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 March 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 March 2016]; Portrait image (Army Museum; permission 06/03/2016) [09 September 2016]

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