Henry Herbert Gwynn is 3rd from the right of the nine boys standing in the photograph of the scout troop.
He was born in 1899 in Newington, Walworth, Surrey, the youngest of the six children of James Gwynn (1862-1905) and Jane Gwynn née Blakemore (b.1864). His birth was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1899 in the St. Saviour registration district, Southwark.
The 1901 census shows him living in four rooms at 15 Nursery Row, Walworth, with his parents and five siblings: Eleanor Jane Gwynn (1887-1907), James Francis Gwynn (1889-1954), Charlotte Maud Gwynn (1891-1973), Thomas George Gwynn (b.1893) and Francis Charles Gwynn (b.1896). His father's occupation was recorded as a printer's machine minder.
When his widowed mother completed the 1911 census he is described as a schoolboy living in four rooms at 22 Nursery Row, Walworth, with his mother and four surviving siblings: James, Charlotte, Thomas and Francis. His mother stated that she was a mantle machinist.
A Patrol Leader in the 2nd Walworth scout troop, he died, aged 13 years, on 4 August 1912, drowned in the tragedy at Leysdown and was buried on 10 August 1912 in the War Graves Plot, Square 52, Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, London, SE15 3LP. His death was registered in the 3rd quarter of 1912 in the Sheppey registration district, Kent, where he age was confirmed as being 13-years-old.
Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk and Andrew Behan.