Memorial: Henry John Iorns

Gunner Henry John Iorns, of  3/7th  (London) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, was born in 1885 in Surrey.  Henry married a Queensferry girl, in Queensferry, in 1912, while serving as a Sick Bay Steward on board HMS (or RFA) Maine. They then moved to Dalmeny. (The RFA Maine ran aground in June 1914 on the Isle of Mull and was declared a total loss).

Henry enlisted into the Royal Field Artillery in 1914. After being transferred several times he was serving with the 3/7th Brigade when in 1916 he went with the Expeditionary Force to France, landing in Havre. They were involved in the Third Battle of Ypres and this is where Henry was listed as missing, on the same day it was reported he died of wounds in France, on 10th October 1917, aged 31.

Henry is buried in Grave Ref: X1.J.8, in Dozinghem, Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

 

 

 

died in France, on 10.10.1917 aged

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