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John Leslie Humble
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Born:
Died: 25 November 1941
Buried:
Age: 21
Grave No: G37
Notes: Also buried there - his mother, Clara Eveline. died 1 June 1939, aged 56, buried 3-6-1939; and his father, Lawrence George, died 14 July 1959, aged 71, buried 17-7-1959. Lawrence appears to have remarried Elsie, but no evidence she is buried there.
Mr L G Humble of 26 Leyburn Grove, Shipley, has received official intimation that his younger son, Marine John Leslie Humble, of the Royal Marines, has been killed in action at sea in the Near East. Aged 21, he enlisted in April 1939 and had since been in action in Norway and Matapan and in coast actions at Dakar, Taranto, Greece, Crete and Libya while serving in one of HMS battleships. Before joining up he was learning the textile trade. A well-known local sportsman, he was formerly a playing member of the Saltaire Cricket Club. His only brother, L Cpl G Raymond Humble, is serving with the Black Watch. Shipley Times & Express 17 December 1941