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Cecil Lee Howard Humphreys

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Colonel Cecil Lee Howard Humphreys (1893-1941) of Howard Humphreys and Sons


1941 Obituary [1]

COLONEL CECIL LEE HOWARD HUMPHREYS, O.B.E., T.D., was born at Willesden, London, on the 7th September, 1893, and died at Berrins Hill, Ipsden, Oxfordshire, on the 18th July, 1941.

He was educated at Westminster School and received his engineering training under his father, the late Mr. Henry Howard Humphreys, M.Sc., M.Inst. C.E.

In August 1914 he proceeded to France with the H.A.C. and was later commissioned in the 17th London Rifles, serving on the Western front, Salonika, Egypt, and Palestine, and becoming staff captain to his brigade. On demobilization he rejoined his father, whom he succeeded as senior partner in 1930. The firm were consulting engineers to the Crown Agents for the Colonies,...[more]


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