Henry George WARNER
Rank: Private
Number: 2030
Unit: 1/8th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 4 June 1915
Age: 18
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Henry was born in the Birmingham area and was still living in the Aston district when the 1901 Census was taken. The family home was at 68 Palace Road and his parents were Henry, an iron fitter, and Harriett. Henry was then aged four and had several siblings - Ethel (14), Amelia (11), Joseph (7) and Alfred (2). Later the family moved to Reddish living at 160 Gorton Road (and post-War at 18 Mayfield Grove).

They worshipped at St Elizabeth's Church and Henry had been a member of the Boys Brigade there. He was following in his father's footsteps for work and, at the time of his enlistment, was an apprentice fitter with the local engineering firm of Richard Hornsby & Sons Ltd on Reddish Road.

Henry may also have been a pre-War member of the Territorial force. If not, then he certainly joined up within days of War being declared in August 1914 and, by the middle of September, was aboard a ship bound for Egypt where he spent the next seven months. Some details of this time can be found here.

On 3 May 1915, the troops left the safety of Egypt to go into action at Gallipoli, landing there on the 7th. In less than a month, Henry had been killed in this attack

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