CFHS code : PL464

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WINIFRED ANNIE HUMPHREY d December 31st 1921 aged 28 also her husband 2nd Lieut WP HUMPHREY 4 London Regt RF who fell in action May 27 1918 aged 28 interred Dainville Cemetery near Arras also ETHEL M CLARK aged 11 months

Monument : Kerb stones (broken)/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202408, 0.13659822 – click here for location

Humphrey grave
Humphrey monument

Monument

Grey marble kerb stones (without headstone) with flower holder, the kerb stones partly overturned and illegible, this grave is in the parish area of St Paul, situated seventeen rows to the east of the western path, roughly level with the graves of Rattee and Kett.

Inscription

‘In loving memory of Winifred Annie Humphrey
died December 31st 1921 aged 28 years’

‘Also her husband 2nd Lieut W. P. Humphrey 4 London Regt. R. F.
who fell in action May 27 1918 aged 28
interred Dainville Cemetery near Arras’

‘Also Ethel M Clark aged 11 months’

William Pryor Humphrey (1888–1918)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

William was born in 1888 in Royston, Hertfordshire. He was the eldest of the eight children of William James Humphrey and Mary Elizabeth Humphrey (née Harradine). His father first trained as a miller but then became a harness maker. The family moved around from Royston to London and then settled in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. William became a painter and moved to Cambridge, where he married Winifred Annie Clark in 1918. William’s younger brother, Frank Charles Humphrey, married Winifred’s younger sister, Florence Kate Clark.

William joined the Cambridgeshire Regiment as a Private but was transferred to the 1st/4th Battalion the (City of London) London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers).

Winifred Annie Humphrey (née Clark) (1893–1921)

Winifred was born in 1893 in Cambridge. She was one of the four children of William Clark and Jane Clark (née Moule). Her father was a gardener. The family was brought up at 2 Hope Street, then 128 Argyle Street, and finally 91 Sedgwick Street (all three in Romsey Town), Cambridge. Winifred married William Pryor Clark in 1918 in Cambridge. Winifred’s younger sister, Florence Kate Clark, married William’s younger brother, Frank Charles Humphrey. Her husband was killed during the war only a few months after their marriage. Winifred died only three years later, aged 28 in 1921 in Cambridge.

Ethel M. Clark

Ethel M. Clark died aged 11 months.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919
Web: International, Find A Grave Index
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914–1920

By Emma Easterbrook, Mary Naylor and Ian Bent

Ethel M. Clark; William Pryor Humphrey; Winifred Annie Humphrey