Killed In Action 1944. Not Commemorated Locally.

Buried. St. Mary Churchyard.

Grave of Cecil John Humphrey
Ronnie Pigram

Listed here, although born, resided or had next of kin in Benfleet, his connection with the area did not fit the criteria for adding his name on the War Memorial in Essex Way.

CECIL JOHN HUMPHREY.  Service No. 6017705.
Rank. Gunner.
Regiment/Service.  Royal Artillery.
Unit Text.  11 Medium Regiment.
Died.  24 October 1944.  Age 37.
Cemetery Ref.  St. Mary Churchyard.  South Benfleet.  Essex.

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  • This is my great great uncle. He was not originally from Benfleet, but after marrying Annie Shaw, my nan’s aunt, they lived in Thundersely Church Road. He was in the army and was wounded in Belgium. He was taken to a hospital in Bath and later died from serious head injuries. He was the uncle of sapper John Pratt who is buried near him in St. Mary’s  church.

    By Donna wilson-jones (14/03/2012)

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