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Stanley Frank Humphries

Surname: Humphries
Other names: Stanley Frank
Other people in this story:
Samuel Humphries
Mary Humphries (née Young)
Alice Louisa Humphries née Courtis
Locations in this story:
Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Bridport, Dorset
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Carlton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Stanley Frank Humphries was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23rd May 1896, the son of Samuel Humphries and Mary Humphries (née Young).  He lived his early life at the family home at 10 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.  By 1911 he had moved to live with his brother in Bridport, Dorset, where he had employment as an Ironmonger's Apprentice.  He enlisted and joined the 2nd Reserve Battalion of the Royal Naval Division as an Able Seaman (Service No. R/798).  This Unit was similar to the marines but designed for those who were not needed for service at sea; they could be used for fortifying and guarding Naval establishments.  His address from the Absent Voters List of 1918 was still 10 Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury.  He was eventually discharged on 14th December 1919 with a time limited pension due to chest trouble attributable to his service.  He was awarded the British War Medal.  On his discharge he moved to Nottinghamshire and there married Alice Louisa Courtis in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, in the latter part of 1919.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 10 Conway Crescent, Carlton, Nottingham, and was working as a Post Office Inspector (Engineering).  For his services to the Post Office he was awarded the Imperial Service Medal on 29 Mar 1957. He died in Carlton, Nottingham, on 3rd October 1971.

Stanley's brother Reginald Charles (b.1889) also served in the war, with the Royal Engineers.


Links to related web content / sources:
Reginald Charles Humphries
The National Archives