Henry Adler was born on 7 June 1873 Winburg, Orange Free State, South Africa
His parents were Wilhelm Heinrich and Cecelia (née Virgottini) of Gloucester Crescent, London.
He was educated at Army House, Neuenheim College, but resigned after 2 years to study mining and metallurgy at the School of Mines, South Kensington. He was a Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers.
In 1897 he married Miss Ruby Escombe at St.Mary Abbot's Church, South Kensington, London. They lived at 192 Queens Gate, South Kensington.
Henry Adler held mining responsibilities in Canada, South Africa and Australia.
In 1915 , age 42, he returned to England to enlist. He began as a 2nd Lt, RGA in 1916, and was quickly promoted to Captain and then on 6 June 1917 to Major, Royal Garrison Artillery, 184th Siege Battery.
Major Henry George Vergottini Adler
Kia Ypres 21 June 1917
Sources: Ancestry and De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour vol 5, Census Returns, British Newspaper Archive, WFA Officers' Records on Fold3.