Humphrey, Jefferson Frederick

Regimental Number: 931776
Rank: Private
Branch: 102nd Battalion

Jefferson was born in Kamloops, British Columbia on May 3, 1902. In 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Army, stating that he had been born in 1899. His deception was uncovered and Jefferson was sent home to Canada in December of 1917; his father had sent proof of his actual age to England. He was discharged on February 26, 1918. In 1930, Jefferson filed on the northern half of 34-79-12-W6. In November of 1934, he married Kathleen Hingley. They had one son, Lawrence, born in 1939. Jefferson died in Edmonton on July 4, 1986.

Sources: Homesteaders’ Heritage p. 234; Oct. 5 1956 p. 2 c. 7