Henry was born at Old Foard, Middlesex, England.
He married Evelyn Mason (born in 1883) at Wellington in 1903.
They had three sons & two daughters.
Henry started working life as a labourer in Otaki. He moved to Rata as a factory hand. By 1922 he is at Heatherlea as a creamery manager. His widow moved, briefly, to Wellington but returned to live in Queen St & Oxford St, Levin as some of her children still lived in Levin.