Lieutenant Ernest Graham Johnston Humbert

Mr Graham Humbert was first listed as serving his country in the October 1914 edition of the St Andrew’s parish magazine, and the following January, 1915, the authors offered him their congratulations on being given a commission as Second Lieutenant.

However, only six months later, it was recorded that:

[Lieutenant] Ernest Graham Johnston Humbert, 9th Royal Berkshire Regiment, who is reported from Alexandria to have died from wounds received at the Dardanelles, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Humbert of Langleys, Oxshott. He was educated at Charterhouse and Oriel College, Oxford, and was admitted as a solicitor in 1912. On the outbreak of war he joined the Officers’ Training Corps, and in November last was gazetted to a commission in the 9th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was afterwards raised to the rank of Lieutenant. He was aged 27.

Sources:

St Andrew’s, Stoke D’Abernon, Parish Magazines, July 1915, SHC Ref. 8909/8/1/4.

 

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