|1. Memorial:||Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Son of Thomas and Harriet Humphries, of Upper Shakespear St., Greymouth, New Zealand.
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion|
|Action :||Actions in Spring 1916|
Place of death: FRANCE
Embarkation body: 9th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Last unit: New Zealand (Maori) Pioneer Battalion
See also: 28th Maori Battalion.
Also served in Egypt.
Died of Wounds.
Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Greymouth No. 1233 E.C.||New Zealand (South Island)|
6th January 1914
10th February 1914
10th March 1914
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
Image : Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1916 Researcher : Tom Hawley
Last Updated: 2019-08-11 13:47:54