Cyril Humphries

Bank: Westminster Bank

Place of work: Winscombe branch

Died: 10 September 1943


Cyril Herbert Alfred Humphries was born on 29 January 1911, the son of Francis John Humphries, a butcher, and his wife Caroline. He joined the staff of Westminster Bank in July 1928 at its Axbridge branch. In 1934 he moved to Winscombe branch.  


During the early part of the war Humphries supported the war effort by serving as a special constable, alongside his duties at the bank. In April 1941 he left the bank to join the Royal Navy. 


Leading Writer (Temporary) Humphries died when his ship, HMS Abdiel, was sunk by mines in Taranto harbour, Southern Italy, on 10 September 1943. He was 32 years old and left a widow, Beatrice, and two children, the younger of whom, born in 1943, he never met.  

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