Private Henry Flude was a driver and 21 years of age when he joined the 20 Infantry Battalion on the 27 October 1915. At this time Henry lived in Campbell Hill Road, Granville, NSW, but he was born in Rockhampton Queensland. When he embarked from Sydney to Egypt on the 20 December 1915 on the HMAT Aeneas A60 he was serving in the 18 Infantry Battalion.

On the 27 January 1916 Henry was admitted with pneumonia to 3 Auxillary Hospital in Heliopolis, Egypt, but by the 6 February he was discharged for duty, and by the 3 April he joined the 54 Battalion in Moascar, Egypt. In June he embarked on the HT “Caledonian” to join the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in France and soon after he was killed in action on the 20 July 1916.

Caroline Finlay, Research Facilitator, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2015