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Name: George HUMBLE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: G Service No.: PO/607(S)
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 20
Unit: Portsmouth Bn Royal Marine Light Infantry, Royal Naval Division.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 10 Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 20 Beech Grove Terrace, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Thursday 6th May 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli, Turkey.
Battle/Campaign: Dardanelles/Gallipoli Campaign, 1915.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Clara Vale Colliery Memorial, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Robert Young Memorial Methodist Church, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey reference (MR4) Panel 2 to 7
Buried: No known grave.
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 2
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, page 8, 5th June 1915. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 30th April 1917.
Family Details:
Son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Humble of 10 Clifford Gardens, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Brothers: Amos, Thomas, John, and Robert.
Notes : George had embarked with the Royal Marine Brigade on 3rd December 1914. He served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 28th January 1915. All casualties recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as died on the 6th May 1915 were most likely killed in the attack on Razor Back Hill, Monash Valley, 3rd May 1915, but may have been killed at Anzac beachhead on any date between 28th April 1915 and 3rd May 1915. Two of George's comrades, who worked with him at Clara Vale Colliery, Robert Ballance, and George Bird, had also been killed in action whilst serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry. A letter dated 8th August 1915 was sent by a colleague of George's to his parents. The letter was written by Harry Sowerby who had worked with George at Clara Vale Colliery. It goes on to explain how they both met on the battlefield on 2nd June 1915. Later during action and minutes before George was killed, George had said to his sergeant that he was not afraid to die. Harry adds that George died at his post with his ever watchful eye on the enemy.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War graves Commission Debt of Honour Register.
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