Remembered with honour Helles Memorial: Panel 2 to 7.
He enlisted 26 April 1902 in London: a labourer aged 17, 5’5½” tall, next-of-kin originally his father of Hemel Hempstead, later changed to his wife. He was discharged invalid 14 August 1907, and re-enlisted under his old service number in London 6 October 1914 for hostilities only. He went with the Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force to Gallipoli 28 April 1915, suffered a gun shot wound to the right shoulder 1 May 1915, and later returned to duty. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and Star medals, and was killed in action.
Son of George and Elizabeth (nee GOODMAN) IMPEY; husband of Florence (nee SCRIVENER) IMPEY of Boxmoor, Herts.
His parents married 20 February 1875 at St Mary’s, Eddlesborough, Bucks. George died 1923 aged 76 or 1925 aged 77; Elizabeth died 1935 aged 79; both in the Luton, Beds, district.
Henry was born 24 August 1884 in Northall, Beds, and married 18 February 1906 at St John the Evangelist, Boxmoor; they had three children. Florence never remarried, she died 1963 in the Hemel Hempstead, Herts, district aged 84 and was buried in Heath Lane Cemetery, Hemel Hempstead.
On the 1891 Census, aged 7 he lived in Leighton Buzzard, Beds, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1901 Census, a labourer at sewage works aged 16, he lived in Upper Houghton, Beds, with his parents and seven siblings. On the 1911 Census, a general labourer aged 28, he lived in Hemel Hempstead, with his wife and one child.
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