Henry entered the war in France on the 21st May 1915. He was killed during the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, knocked down by shell fire whilst bearing. Other R.A.M.C. also lost during this battle were Bealch, W. Huntington, McDade, and P. Hall. (Taken from the book ‘With the Forty Fourths’) Henry was the son of William and Hannah Ayre of 28 David Street, Burnley.