Sidney Wilfred Humby

Date of birth: 26th January 1891
Place of birth: Southampton
Regiment / Division: Royal Navy
Vessel: HMS Victory
Rank / Service No: Stoker (2nd Class), K/53225 (PO)
Died: 11th September 1918, aged 26 years
Buried: Southampton Old Cemetery


Sidney was the seventh of 8 known siblings born to John Henry and Catherine Humby (nee Squires), who married in Southampton in 1877.

The couple are known to have had 11 children, so it must be assumed that 3 died in infancy.


The family latterly lived at 19 Coleman Street in St. Mary’s.


Both parents were born in Southampton, Catherine in 1855 and John in 1856.

Catherine passed away in the city in 1919 and John died in 1922.



Jane Catherine Eliza   b. 1878 Southampton   d. 1967 Southampton   Married James Codd in Southampton in 1901.

Emma Elizabeth   b. 1880 Southampton   d. 1963 Southampton   Married George Butt in Southampton in 1918.

John Henry   b. 1881 Southampton   d. 1957 Southampton Married Florence Emma Butt in Southampton in 1908.

Arthur Edward   b. 1885 Southampton   d. 11 June 1944 HMS Halstead   Married Florence Lydia Johnson in Southampton in 1909.

Alice Maud M.   b. 1886 Southampton   d. 1927 Southampton   Married Frederick Albert Whitlock in Southampton in 1908.

Thomas Richard   b. 1888 Southampton   d. 1894 Southampton

Sidney Wilfred 

Bertie Herbert   b. 1895 Southampton   d. 1982 Southampton   Married Daisy M. Olding in Southampton in 1914.


Sidney married Emily Harding in Southampton in 1915 and it appears they had no children.

Emily was born in 1891 in Southampton and she married Frederick B. Meaden (1922) after Sidney’s death.

She passed away in the city in 1976.



HMS Victory was the name given to the Royal Navy land base at Portsmouth.


Sidney attested on 19 August 1918 so there is a good chance that he was based at Victory for training purposes.


He died in Haslar Naval Hospital of pneumonia only 3 weeks after attesting



Researcher: Mark Heritage
Published: 3rd October 2016


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