Frederick HUMPHERY

HUMPHERY, Frederick

Service Number: Chaplain
Enlisted: 15 May 1916
Last Rank: Major (Chaplain 3rd Class)
Last Unit: Australian Army Chaplains' Department
Born: Goodwood, South Australia , 17 April 1885
Home Town: Plympton, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Methodist Minister
Died: Natural causes, South Australia, 17 August 1956, aged 71 years
Cemetery: Payneham Cemetery
Memorials: Edwardstown District WW1 Roll of Honor, Henley Fulham Uniting Church Roll of Honour, Marion District Roll of Honour WW1, Plympton District Roll of Honor, Woodville Uniting Church Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class) , Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class) , Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department, Embarked on HMAT 'A70' Ballarat from Adelaide on 12th August 1916, disembarking Devonport, England on 30th September 1916.
12 Aug 1916: Embarked Australian Army Chaplains' Department, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
12 Aug 1916: Involvement Australian Army Chaplains' Department
17 Jan 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class) , Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department, Embarked for France
28 Jan 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Captain (Chaplain 4th Class) , Australian Army Chaplains' Department, Attached for duty to 26th Infantry Battalion.
16 Jul 1918: Promoted AIF WW1, Major (Chaplain 3rd Class), Australian Army Chaplains' Department
3 Jan 1920: Embarked AIF WW1, Major (Chaplain 3rd Class), Chaplain, Australian Army Chaplains' Department, Embarked for return to Australia on HMT Mantua from England on 3rd January 1920, disembarking Adelaide on 14th February 1920.

World War 2 Service

12 Nov 1941: Enlisted Chaplain, Place of enlistment - Wayville, Adelaide South Australia. Service Number S3122.
12 Nov 1941: Enlisted Wayville, SA

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

The Rev. Frederick Humphery, who was transferred from South Australia, to the New South Wales Methodist Conference last year for mission work in Samoa, has returned with his wife to this State, on account of Mrs. Humphery being unable to stand the Samoan climate. Prior to
going to Samoa Mr. Humphery did excellent work as a Methodist minister in the Mannum, Port Augusta, Prospect, Penong, Wellington Square, Eudunda, and Blackwood circuits. He was also a soldier and a chaplain in the A.I.F.

Wife of Methodist Minister .
Mrs. Ellen Dora Humphery. wife of Rev. Frederick Humphrey (superintendent of Parkside Methodist Circuit) died yesterday at her home at Robsart street, Parkside. Born in Devonshire 48 years ago, Mrs.Humphery was daughter of the late Rev. E. A. Alderson (former chaplain: to the forces at Dover) and the late Mrs. Alderson. It has been a tradition for the sons of the family that the sons become ecclesiastics in the Church of England or join the army. A grandfather of Mrs. Humphery was a clergyman. After the armistice Mrs. Humphery accompanied her husband to South Australia. Mr. Humphrey was stationed at Blackwood, after which he went to Samoaon foreign missionary work. The health of Mrs. Humphery suffered greatly under tropical conditions, and they returned to South Australia. A term of service at Glanville preceded the superintendency by Mr. Humphery of Port Adelaide Central Mission for two years. Mr. Humphery was then transferred to Rose Park, where he and his wife laboured for three years. Redhill was his next station. Last April Mr. Humphery succeeded to the charge of Parkside Circuit in place of Rev. C. E. Schafer. Mrs. Humphery has left a daughter,Mary, aged seven years. Mr. Humphery will not undertake active circuit. work for a few weeks.- Rev. W. O. North will speak in his stead at Parkside Sunday School anniversary service. on Sunday.

News Friday 25 October 1929 page 13