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Henley, Lady Charlotte (1855–1938)

Lady Charlotte Henley, widow of Sir Thomas Henley, died at her home, Tudor House, Drummoyne.

Lady Henley was born in Wiltshire (England), and came to Australia as a girl. With her husband, she was associated with the development of Drummoyne in the early days of the district. During the war, she accompanied the late Sir Thomas Henley, who was Commissioner for the Australian Comforts Fund, to London, and worked for the fund for three years. After Lady Henley returned to Australia, she was associated with the activities of the Children's Hospital, and the Home of Peace, and worked for many charitable organisations in Drummoyne.

Lady Henley is survived by a son, Mr. H. S. Henley, M.L.C. (Cowra), and two daughters, the Misses Millicent and Elsie. Her youngest son, Captain Leslie Henley, was killed in the war.

Original publication

  • Sydney Morning Herald, 26 August 1938, p 7

Citation details

'Henley, Lady Charlotte (1855–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 1 April 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Smith, Charlotte

Wiltshire, England


August 1938
Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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