Henry was educated at Model School, Londonderry; at George Heriotís School, Edinburgh, and at Edinburgh University - where he graduated M.A. with First Class Honours in History, and was President of the Economic, Philomathic and Fabian Societies. He was a member of the Edinburgh Mission until he was accepted as a candidate for the Wesleyan Ministry in 1912. He then took out a training course for one year at Headingley Wesleyan College, Leeds, being appointed for a time to Palm Grove Church, Birkenhead, and in September 1914 to Walsall. He enlisted into the R.A.M.C. in January 1915, then went to Egypt, entering the war on 12th August 1915. He served at Gallipoli from the following September. Henry died in Alexandria Hospital from wounds received in action during the evacuation of the Peninsula. He was the elder son of Rowland George (a Surveyor of Customs and Excise) and Alice Amelia (daughter of Henry Hall of Charlbury) Norton of 20 Dalkeith Street, Joppa, Midlothian.