Humphrey, Philip: Service no. 454115


Digitized Service Record

Source: September 1916 K.I.A.


Humphrey, Philip: Service no. 454115. Source: Toronto Telegram. October 1916. Via David Archer.

PTE. PHILIP HUMPHREY, 123 Carlton street, was killed in action September 15 [1916]. He enlisted here with the 59th Battalion in May last year, and went overseas in November. He reached the trenches before Christmas with a draft from another battalion, but was gassed and sent back to England for a few weeks. He returned to the trenches again, but was sent back to England ill. When he recovered he reached France once more for the last time, and was killed in September. Pte. Humphrey was 27 years old, and married. He was born in England and came to the city 12 years ago. He was employed as a caretaker for the Toronto Bicycle Club. His wife live at 423 Carlton street. There are no children.

Source: The Toronto Star, Oct. 10, 1916 via CVWM.

“Killed in Action” He was killed during the attack on enemy trenches at Courcelette.

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