Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.
Henry was born in 1793.
During the War of 1812, Henry Beasley served as an ensign in his father’s militia regiment, the 2nd York. He was commissioned as an ensign on October 25, 1812 and was assigned to Capt. Thompson’s Company. 
In March, 1813, he was stationed at Burlington Heights. 
He served March 22 to June 24, 1813. 
In 1813, during one of the occasions when the American fleet was off Burlington Heights, he impressed a horse and quickly rode to the Town of York to alert the British there. After his return home the horse died from over exertion.
He served July 24 to 31, 1813. 
In Niagara District, he served from September 17 to October 24, 1813 in Captain Samuel Ryckman’s Company. 
He served December 6 to 24, 1813. 
Thomas McCormick certified that in September, 1814, he had witnessed the Americans taking possession of a bateaux full of goods, on its way from the carrying place in the District of Newcastle to the Head of the Lake, from W. Henry Beasley. 
A memo was written listing the articles saved by W.H. Beasley on Sept. 6, 1814. Among the many goods were soap, sugar, putty, iron, wine, cordial, a keg of gun powder, steel, and a box of window glass. 
In 1814 after the ice had melted, his father sent him to Montreal with flour, livestock, and furs to trade for manufactured goods. 
In September, he was captured with others transporting goods in boats along the Canadian shore of Lake Ontario and was imprisoned in Watertown. 
He served November 5 to 12, 1814. 
In the summer of 1815, he returned from American imprisonment. 
He was recommended for promotion to Lieutenant on May 5, 1816. 
On June 5, 1816, he had a lieutenant’s commission in the 2nd Gore Militia. 
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