Henry Hedges was recruited by Crown Agents on behalf of the colonial administration in Nigeria.
His service commenced on 11th October 1922 , which is the date he first sailed to Nigeria . This is the date which he joined the Nigeria Widows and Orphans Pension Scheme .
He travelled to Nigeria in 1922, 1924, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1936 and 1938 and his occupation was listed as a reader, proof reader or printer .
He was the Superintendant of Government Press 3 in Kaduna, Northern Nigeria  and a Government Printer in Sierra Leone .
While in Nigeria, he planned out the first issue of the Northern Provinces News, a trilingual newspaper .
He joined the Sierra Leone Widows and Orphans Pension Scheme on 14th January 1939, this is most likely his date of transfer to his appointment in Sierra Leone .
He died in service in Freetown, Sierra Leone on 4th November 1939 .
Pensions in respect of his contributions to the Nigeria and Sierra Leone Scheme/Fund would haveÂ been paid to his widow from 5th November 1939 until her death . This was used to pay for my father’s schooling at Christ’s Hospital School .
 Index card at Department for International Development, Pensions Department – see my post My Brick Wall is crumbling
 From Outbound Passenger Lists at Findmypast
 Birth certificate of Peter Henry Hedges, his son
 Letter from Kaduna from Henry Hedges to his future wife Lillian
 From National Probate Index
 Verbal from my mum