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John Thomas Humphrey

Date of birth: 14.2.1912
Date of death: 22.11.1944
Area: Knottingley
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Family information: Husband of Madge E Humphrey nee Stoat
Rank: Corporal
Service number: 213973

War Service

John Thomas Humphrey (known as Jack) was part of 23 Bomb Disposal Co, Royal Engineers, when he died on 22nd November 1944 age 32. He is buried in the Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands.
Pontefract & Castleford Express 21 March 1945 p7
Mrs J T Humphreys of Purbrook, Hants, has been notified that her husband Cpl J T Humphreys (33) was killed in Holland last November, after being previously reported missing. He lived with his sister Mrs F Thorpe, of 21 Spawd Bone Lane, Knottingley before his marriage in January last year. He was educated at Weeland Road School and worked at Bagley’s Glassworks before enlisting five years ago. Cpl Humphreys went to France on D-Day.”

Family Life

John Thomas Humphrey was born on 14th February 1914 and he was baptised on 13th march 1912 at St Botolph’s Church, Knottingley. He was the son of Samuel Humphrey, a founder and Elizabeth (nee Haigh) who had married in the fourth quarter of 1892 and this was registered at Pontefract.
In the first quarter of 1944, registered at Portsmouth, John Thomas Humphrey married Madge E Stoat.

Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery with close up of some of the gravestones with plants between them Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery

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