Cecil Edward HUMPHRY

HUMPHRY, Cecil Edward

Service Number: 1657
Enlisted: 22 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 44th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cannington, Western Australia, July 1893
Home Town: Cannington, Canning, Western Australia
Schooling: Cannington State School, Western Australia
Occupation: Dairyman
Died: Pneumonia, Comand Depot, Wareham, Dorset, UK, United Kingdom, 5 December 1916
Cemetery: Wareham Cemetery, Dorset, England
B C 13,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Canning Honor Roll, Cannington War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1657, 44th Infantry Battalion
6 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 1657, 44th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Suevic embarkation_ship_number: A29 public_note: ''
6 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 1657, 44th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edward and Elizabeth HUMPHRY of Albany Road, Queen's Park

Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland 

Died on this date – 5th December…… Private Cecil Edward Humphry was born at Cannington, Western Australia in 1893. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 22nd January, 1916 as a 22 year old, single, Dairyman from Albany Road, Cannington, Western Australia.

Private Cecil Edward Humphry embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia on HMAT Suevic (A29) on 6th June, 1916 with the 44th Infantry Battalion, 1st Reinforcements & disembarked at Plymouth, England on 21st July, 1916 where he would receive further training before being sent to the War Front.
On 22nd October, 1916 he was marched out to 11th Training Battalion from 13th Training Battalion & taken on strength the same day. He then proceeded to join 44th Battalion from Divisional Amal. Infantry Battalion on 11th November, 1916.

Private Cecil Edward Humphry died on 5th December, 1916 at No. 3 Command Depot, Wareham, and Dorset, England from Pneumonia.

He was buried in Wareham Cemetery, Wareham, Dorset, England where 12 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)