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Lieut Edward Ellis Henty

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Lieut Edward Ellis Henty

  • Birth 4 Dec 1887 Hamilton, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia
  • Death 7 Aug 1915 Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey
  • Burial Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey
  • Plot A.14.
  • Memorial ID 56203101

Son of Walter Thomas Henty. Husband of Florence Grace Henty of The Caves, Hamilton, Vic. Edward enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 21 September 1914 and embarked from Melbourne for Egypt with the 8th Light Horse on 25 February 1915 per HMAT "Star of Victoria" (A16). In mid May his unit was sent without their horses to Gallipolli to serve as infantry reinforcements. On 7 August 1915, the 8th Light Horse formed the first two waves for the ill-fated charge at The Nek. Of the three hundred men who staged the charge, twelve officers and 142 men were killed with a further four officers and seventy-seven men wounded.

8th Australian Light Horse, Australian Army


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  • Maintained by: nettlyne
  • Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56203101
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Edward Ellis Henty (4 Dec 1887–7 Aug 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56203101, citing Ari Burnu Cemetery, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey ; Maintained by nettlyne (contributor 47486944) .