Humphrey, Vincent Ernest (Vincent)
Army Service Corps (Canteens)
Died in service on Saturday 26 October 1918 (aged 32)
Fillievres British Cemetery, France (Grave A. 37)
Holywood and District War Memorial
Journey of Remembering Belfast Book of Honour
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland Roll of Honour
Prior to the outbreak of the Great War Vincent Ernest Humphrey and Mabel Gertrude Humphrey (nee Wright) lived at 14 The Esplanade, Holywood. They were married on 18 June 1909 in St Anne’s Church of Ireland Church Belfast. Vincent Ernest Humphrey (aged 23) from 69 Atlantic Avenue, Belfast was a son of Ernest Albert Humphrey, a secretary. Mabel Gertrude Wright (aged 22) from Holly Villa, Winston Gardens, Belfast was a daughter of William Wright, a gentleman.
Vincent Humphrey worked as a commercial traveller for canned foods and he and Mabel had at least three children:
Winifred Elizabeth (twin, born 6.00 am 27 April 1910 at Kinnegar, Holywood)
Ursula Florence (twin, born 6.15 am 27 April 1910 at Kinnegar, Holywood)
Patricia (born 7 June 1911 at Kinnegar, Holywood)
During the Great War Lieutenant Vincent Ernest Humphrey served with the Army Service Corps and he was 32 when he died on 26 October 1918.
Lieutenant Vincent Ernest Humphrey was buried in Fillievres British Cemetery, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:
REGI ET PATRIAE FIDELIS
[This means Faithful to King and Country]
Lieutenant Vincent Ernest Humphrey is commemorated on Holywood and District War Memorial and in the Belfast Book of Honour (Page 281). He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 34 in Belfast and his name is listed in the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland Roll of Honour.
After Vincent Humphrey died his family lived at his wife Mabel’s family home – Holly Vista, Winston Gardens, Knock.