Henry Avery : Rugby Player

Discussion in 'Sportsmen & women' started by Dolphin, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member

    This is one of a series of posts to mark the international Rugby players who served in, and survived, The Great War. If anyone has further information on the men concerned, I’d be most grateful if it could be added to the thread.


    Avery, Henry Esau DSO CMG CBE played for New Zealand

    Internationals: 3: 1910 A+ A- A-

    Henry Avery was born on 3 October 1885, in Wellington

    Played as a Flanker for: Mount Cook School, Wellington College, Wellington College Old Boys, Wellington, North Island

    Profession: Accountant/Army.

    War service: 11/420 Captain, Canterbury Mounted Rifles. Major, No 1 Company, Divisional Bridging Train. Later Lieutenant Colonel, NZEF; DSO 1916 (Gazetted 3 June 1916); CMG 3 June 1919. Quartermaster General 2NZEF.

    Remarks: He played for Wellington in 1905 and 1906 and again in 1908 and 1909 before captaining his provincial team against the All Blacks in 1910. Avery reinforced the 1910 NZ tour to Australia and played in every game for which he was available. He played 6 games for the All Blacks, including his 3 Internationals. After leaving the Army in 1920 he established a Ford motor dealership, Avery Motors. He later served in the 1939-1945 War as Army Quartermaster General; CMG, CBE and US Legion of Merit

    He died on 22 March 1961, in Wellington
  2. Andy Pay

    Andy Pay Member

    His entry in Volume VI of 'Who Was Who' 1961-1970.


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  3. Dolphin

    Dolphin New Member

    Thanks. A busy life!

  4. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Henry Esau Avery

    Born - Saturday, 3 October 1885 in Wellington
    Died - Wednesday, 22 March 1961 in Wellington

    Lindsay Knight

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