The Humble family left England for the USA in 1910, settling in Racine, WI.
Not long after the outbreak of WWI, young Fred left his home in Racine and enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, Nov 1915, at Windsor, Ontario.
Fred was enlisted in the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) 75th Battalion, and travelled to England - ironically, aboard `Empress of Britain` the very ship which had brought Fred & his family to America in 1910. He was sent to France, and was killed at Vimy Ridge on 9 April 1917. Army Service No: 213124. Rank: Lance Sergeant.
Lance Sergeant, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Age: 23.