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Samuel Humberstone was born in 1890 at Southwell and was the son of the late William a lace maker and Annie Selina Humberstone née Brookhouse of Concert Hall Yard Southwell Nottinghamshire and later 1 Stoney Street Beeston Nottingham. His father William was born in 1857 at Nottingham and died in 1911 aged 53 yrs of age, the death was recorded in the Basford Registration District and his mother Annie Selina Brookhouse was born in 1863 at Manchester. They were married in 1881 at Nottingham and went on to have the following children, Edith Annie b1881 Nottingham, Gertrude b1886 Nottingham, Albert b188, Nottingham, Arthur b1892 (killed in action 23/6/1917), Annie b1893 Southwell, William b1895 Southwell, Agnes b1897 Southwell, Elsie May b1899 Southwell, Laura Baden b1901 Southwell Kate b1903 Southwell and Fred Humberstone born 1905 at Southwell. In the 1911 census the family are living at Concert Hall Yard, Southwell and are shown as Annie Selina Humberstone 48 yrs married, she is living with her children Samuel 21 yrs a lace curtain maker, Arthur 19 yrs a curtain threader, William 16 yrs a curtain spooler, May 12 yrs a scholar, Baden 10 yrs a scholar, Kate 8 yrs a scholar and Fred 6 yrs of age. Samuel married his wife Lilla Massey in 1912 at Southwell they lived at Westgate Southwell and was the father of Albert Herbert Humberstone born 25th November 1912 and John William Humberstone born 6th November 1914 His widow received a letter dated 10th February 1916 from the War Office informing her she would be receiving a pension for herself and her two children of 18 shillings and 6 pence a week commencing 21st February 1916.
Was a lace curtain maker at Carey & Sons, Southwell
31 Jul 1915
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1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Corporal Samuel Humberstone, enlisted on 11th March 1912 at Southwell into the territorial army and served with “B” Company, 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, he was 22 yrs and 7 months of age. At the outbreak of war he was embodied into the regiment and landed in France on 2nd March 1915 Was appointed Lance-Corporal 30th May 1915, promoted Corporal 9th June 1915. He was killed in action 31st July 1915, Aged 25 after heavy shelling of Zouave Wood, on the Ypres salient. His name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial West-Vlaanderen Belgium.
His brother Corporal Arthur Humberstone, “B” Company, 1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire) Regiment, was killed in action on 23rd June 1917. He is buried in Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery. A further brother survived the war , Sgt. Albert Humberstone, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, landed in France on 14th August 1914. He was awarded the D.C.M. for his conduct on 29th January 1916 when, in the words of the official citation: “For conspicuous gallantry. As Signalling Sergeant he displayed great bravery and resource in establishing and maintaining communication under heavy fire.” In memoriam published 22nd June 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “HUMBERSTONE. – In the ever loving memory of Cpl. Arthur Humberstone, died of wounds in France, June 23rd, 1917, and Cpl. Sam Humberstone killed in action July 31st, 1915. Both 1/8 Sherwoods. Always in our thoughts. – Mother, sisters, brothers, and Billie in France.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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