He enlisted Tottenham in 1916. He was in 11th Bn. Suffolk Regt, mainly recruited in Cambridge.
The website www.1914-1918.net helps inform us of the Suffolk Regiment’s war service and Henry would have shared some or all of that:
Towards the end of May 1918 the Suffolk Regiment were transferred to 61st Division, which took part in the Battle of Selle and the Battle of Valenciennes (both phases of the final advance in Picardy). “It took quite some months for the Division to be rebuilt, but once ready it played an important part in the final defeat of the enemy. It joined XVll Corps and took part in actions in October 1918 at Bois L’Eveque, Pommereuil, Bousies Forest and Vendegies - sur-Ecaillon. It pushed on, across the rivers Rhonelle and Selle and into the industrial area of Valenciennes. In the first week of November, the Division crossed the Sambre, the last prepared defensive position the enemy had.”
He is listed with photograph in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1919, albeit incorrectly stated as born Standon.
His name and picture appear in De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour, the entry reads:
“Aldridge, Henry, Sergt., No. 201641, 11th (Service) Battn. The Suffolk Regt. son of William Aldridge of Standon; b. Standon co. Herts, 23 Feb 1886; educated there; enlisted in the Suffolk Regt. 19th June 1916; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 5 Nov. following, and was killed in action there 24 Oct. 1918. Buried at Vendegies, north east of Cambrai. A letter written stated: “I can only say that of all the six who were killed in the recent action, there is no one about whom I am more grieved than your husband. Whenever we were under heavy shelling, his coolness helped us all. I know that once he saved several who were buried alive during a German barrage in Aug. In every way he was a right hand to me.” He married at Christ Church, Tottenham N. in 1911, Phoebe Mary Ann (23 Culrose Road, Lower Tottenham, N.), daughter of Edward Freeman, and had a daughter, Phoebe Marjorie.”