1. Memorial:Rochester (St. Margaret'S) Cemetery390.A.0
2. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Family :

Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Humphreys; husband of Ellen Humphreys, of 10, Castle Avenue, Rochester. Born at Rochester. .

Military :


Unit :HMS Cicala 
Attached : 
Action :Naval Campaign 

Served in the Cameroons (1914). Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class. Service No. 268059. (Dev)

Probate record shows: HUMPHREYS Jesse William of 88 Rochester-avenue Rochester died 18 February 1916 at sea Probate London 26 May to Ellen Humphreys widow. Effects £578 7s. 5d.

This date of death is different across three sources, the Royal Naval and Royal Marines War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 preferring 23 Feb 1916, aboard HMS Cicala where he was "killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action."
Naval Campaign is defined as to include all sea operations that do not fall within specific naval battles such as Jutland, Coronel, Falklands etc. This includes all Merchant Navy losses.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Gillingham Lodge of Benevolence No. 184 E.C.East Kent

14th March 1899
11th April 1899
9th May 1899

The contribution record of the lodge at the United Grand Lodge of England show that he "Drowned 20 Feby. 1916"

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