King Edward’s School and the Great War

Memorial Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918


Humby, Frederic Harry

Acting Captain ▪ 1st Bham Pals, 14th Royal Warwickshire Reg

Frederic Harry Humby, born on 15th May 1888, was admitted to King Edward’s School in September 1903. He was the only son of Annie, a widow, and lived at 61, Willow’s Crescent, Balsall Heath (and later at 26, Russell Road, Moseley).

During his time at School, Frederic was an enthusiastic student but there are no records of his sporting activities. After School, he worked as a bank clerk and married Adeline.

In 1914, Frederic enlisted as a Private Soldier in the 1st Birmingham Pals Battalion (14th Royal Warwickshire Regiment), and in 1915 was gazetted as a Second Lieutenant to the 6th Battalion. By 1916, he was an Acting Captain serving in France. He died of his wounds at Le Tréport Hospital on 9th November 1918, aged twenty-nine, only two days before the Armistice. He is buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery, France, and is commemorated on St Mary’s Church Memorial, Moseley. Frederic left his estate of £1,802 to his wife, and his mother requested his medals after the war.