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Private C H Humphries


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Private Charles Herbert HUMPHRIES, G/11436, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, killed in action, Flanders France, 9th August  1918, age 23.

Born Marylebone, London, NW, son of Charles and Lizzie Frances Humphries (nee Cox).


1911 Census - 34 Wharton Road, Bromley, Kent - Lizzie F Humphries, head, age 38, widow, married 16 years, 8 children, all still alive, laundress, born Rowley Regis, Staffordshire; Herbert Humphries, son, age 14, born Middesex, London; Alfred Humphries, son, age 12; Eva Humphries, daughter, age 11, born Bromley, Kent; David Humphries, son, age 9; Cyril Humphries, son age 7, born St Marys Cray, Kent; Arthur Humphries, son, age 4, born Shortland, Kent; Edward Humphries, son, age 3, born Bromley, Kent; Kathleen Humphries, daughter, age 3 months, born Wharton Road, Kent; Esther Lisece, visitor, age 47, single, laundress, worker, born Bromley, Kent. 

NOTE - lastname entered on original census documents as HUMPHRIS. 


Enlisted Bromley, Kent, age 19 years & 7 months, height 5ft 3½ inches, weight 109lbs, scar back of elbow.  Resided 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent. Formerly gardener.

Home 29th November 1915 to 2nd May 1916; BEF 3rd May 1916 to 27th March 1918; Home 28th March 1918 to 21st May 1918; BEF 22nd May 1918 to 9th August 1918.

29th November 1915, enlisted & posted 11th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 2nd May 1916, Southampton, embarked; 3rd May 1916, Havre, disembarked; 20th September 1917, wounded at Duty; 13th November 1917, with Battalion to Italy; 23rd March 1918, wounded in action; 24th March 1918, 29 Casualty Clearing Station, gun shot wound, finger, left hand; 26th March 1918, Etaples, 7 Canadian General Hospital; 27th March 1918, transferred to UK; 16th March 1918, posted 10th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 27th March 1918, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th March 1918 to 19th April 1918, 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester; 19th April 1918 to 29th April 1918, Furlough; 29th April 1918, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 21st May 1918, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd May 1918, embarked / disembarked; 22nd May 1918, Infantry Base "J" Depot; 25th May 1918, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th May 1918, joined 6th Battalion, In the Field; 1st July 1918, wounded in action; 2nd July 1918, 37 Field Ambulance, shell wound, face; 9th July 1918, rejoined Battalion.

3rd March 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 10/2 a week payable to mother will cease.

4th September 1919, Statement of Relatives - Father, died; Mother, Lizzie Frances Humphries, 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent; Brothers - Alfred Humphries, age 21, 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent; David Humphries, age 18, 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent; Cyril Humphries, age 16, 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent; Edward Humphries, age 11, 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent; Sisters - Kathleen Humphries, age 8, 24, Henry Street, Bromley, Kent.

Buried at Ville-sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension, B3., France. Commemorated on Bromley War Memorial.


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