Henry was born in Weymouth, Dorset, on the southwestern coast of England on November 23, 1887.

In 1910, he graduated from Trinity College of the University of Oxford Rutherford.

In 1913, while working at the University of Manchester, Moseley observed and measured the X-ray spectra of various chemical elements his method in early X-ray crystallography was able to sort out many chemical problems some of which had confused chemists for a number of years.

Moseley is also known for the development of of early X-ray spectrometry equipment which he learnt to design with the help of William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg

On August 10, 1915 he was shot dead during the Battle of Gallipoli, in Turkey.

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