Harry Bolton Humphreys

First Name: 
Harry
Middle Name: 
Bolton
Last Name: 
Humphreys
Date of Birth: 
Sunday, October 17, 1897
Mother's Name: 
Laura (nee Allan)
Father's Name: 
George Humphreys
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, July 11, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, July 23, 1916
Place of Death: 
Poziere France
Cause of Death: 
Killed in action
Details: 

Harry Humphrey (Service No 2858) was the youngest of three brothers to enlist. He was born in Wollongong but went to school in Transvaal South Africa.

At the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old engineer who had spent 12 months in the Senior Cadets. Harry embarked on HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30th September 1915 with 9th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion and saw service on the Western Front. In July, 1916, while engaged in action during the battle for Poziere, Harry was killed.

He has no known grave and is remembered on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Harry's brothers Robert George Humphreys (Service No 591) and Garfield Humphreys (Service No 1936) also served

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HUMPHREYS H B 2858

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