Henry was the 7th born of 11 children of Herman Affeldt (1853-1933) and Elizabeth Sophia Schwass (1855-1931). He was born in the settlement of Centreville (Which is part of Kitchener now) in Waterloo Twp; in the year 1891. Birth Register #040078.
He married Elizabeth May Poore on August 07, 1917 in Kitchener, Waterloo County. Marriage Affidavit #019624.
He enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWI on April 08, 1918. Attestation Papers #4005057.