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Henry was born in Wolverhampton in 1877, the son of Titus and Ann Webb. His father died in 1888, so he was living with his widowed mother and siblings Titus, Hannah, Harriet, Ellen, Albert and Emma at 66 Oxford Street, Wolverhampton in 1891. On 31 March 1906, Henry married Catherine Wagg at St George’s Church, Wolverhampton, and by 1911 they were living at 40 Mary Ann Street, Wolverhampton. Henry worked at a chemical works.

On 15 October 1897, Henry enlisted in the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 5178). His trade on his service records was given as galvanizer. He served in India from 1899 – 1905, and suffered three bouts of malarial fever. He was discharged at the termination of his first period of engagement on 14 October 1909.

When war broke out, he re-enlisted in the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 9285). On 10 February 1917, his name was listed in the Express & Star as having been wounded. He was awarded the Military Medal, as announced in the London Gazette on 12 March 1917. He recovered from his wounds, but was killed in action on 4 October 1917 in Belgium. He is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery.