Henry James Boddington was born in Footscray, VIC and was a Chair Caner when he enlisted from Ballarat with the 39th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement on 15 February 1916 at the age of 35. embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. In late September he was transferred to the 60th Battalion in France but illness, myalgia, caused him to be returned to England for treatment in March 1917. Illness and clashes with authority persisted, and on October 31st 1917 he boarded the Berrima to return to Australia. He disembarked at Melbourne on December 30th 1917 and was discharged soon after, æmedically unfit – rheumatoid arthritis'.
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