Henry Toohey was born in Geelong, Victoria, was married to Mrs Ruby Toohey of 18 Burnbank Street, Ballarat North, Victoria and was a Groom when he enlisted with the 39th Battalion, C Company on 19 July 1915 at the age of 30. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916. On 23 November 1916 he proceeded overseas to France from Southampton. It seems he may have been celebrating to excess in December as he was awarded time in confinement and a fine for public drunkenness. On 26 July 1917 he was accidentally injured with a kick to the left knee. The remainder of his term of service seemed to have gone without major incident, illness or injury and he returned home to Australia aboard the Rio Padro on 27 May 1919.
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