CPL. Humbles. R.

Rank: Corporal

Service No: 5572203

Date of Death: 05/08/1944

Age: 26

Regiment/Service: Wiltshire Regiment 4th Bn.

Grave Reference II. A. 10.

Cemetery ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY

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Corporal Humbles headstone at St Charles de Percy War Cemetery

Son of William Henry James Humbles and Blanche Maud Amelia Humbles; husband of R. L. Humbles.

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. St Charles de Percy War Cemetery is the southernmost of the Normandy cemeteries. The majority of those buried here died in late July and early August 1944 in the major thrust made from Caumont l’Evente towards Vire, to drive a wedge between the German 7th Army and Panzer Group West. The cemetery contains 809 Second World War burials.

War Diary WO 171/1394 4 Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh’s) 1944 Jan-Dec

Sources:

  1. www.cmgc.org
  2. Lee’s search engine
  3. Photograph © www.britishwar graves