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Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 252nd Company
Service No: 18530

David G Humm grave





Personal details

Family Information

Eldest son of David and Jane Ann Humm. Nephew of Samuel and Margaret Lindsay of Groveside Cottage, Kipps, Coatbridge. Elder brother of Sergeant Thomas Humm D.C.M. of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch who was Killed in Action on the 21/01/1916. David and his brother Thomas lived with their cousin Private Samuel P Lindsay (36522) of the 16th (Service) Battalion (2nd Glasgow) Highland Light Infantry who was Killed in Action on the 28/11/1917. David left a Will leaving all his property and effects to his aunt and uncle. From 1891 Census - Address - Broompark Pl, Stonefield Road, Blantyre - David Humm aged 47, Jane Ann Humm aged 37, Jane S Humm aged 7, David G Humm aged 6, Thomas Humm aged 3, Robert Humm aged 1.

Born / Resided

Hamilton / Groveside Cottage, Kipps, Coatbridge.


Died on the 01/02/1919 in bed of natural causes in Northern Russia




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Buried / Remembered

Archangel Allied Cemetery (Special Memorial B61), Russia.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

During both world wars, Archangel was one of the ports through which the Allies assisted Russia with supplies and munitions. The cemetery was begun immediately after the occupation of the town in August 1918 by the Allied force sent to support the Soviet Russian Government against potential threat from German occupied Finland and other local sources. It was used by No.85 General Hospital, No.53 Stationary Hospital, No.82 Casualty Clearing Station, HM Hospital Ship 'Kalyan' and other Allied hospitals. During the Second World War, after the German attack on Russia in June 1941, Archangel became an Allied airbase and a naval base from which minesweepers met and escorted the convoys. ARCHANGEL ALLIED CEMETERY contains 224 burials and commemorations of the First World War, including special memorials to 140 officers and men with known burials in cemeteries elsewhere in northern Russia. Two of the burials are unidentified. The cemetery also contains 7 Second World War burials.

Additional Information

David and the 10th (Service) Battalion Highland Light Infantry arrived at Boulogne on the 12/05/1915. They were part of the 28th Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division before being transferred to the 46th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division on the 14/05/1916. They were amalgamated with the 11th (Service) Battalion. David's Service Number with the Highland Light Infantry was 17323. The 252nd Company joined 214th Brigade, 71st Division on the 09/11/1917, then left with Brigade for the 67th Division on the 12/02/1918. David was previously buried in Seletskoe Cemetery (see Reburial Forms). He was found dead in bed in Northern Russia. The war against Germany was over but Britain had intervened on the side of the Royalists (Whites) in the Russian Civil War. The verdict of the Military Authority - Death by natural causes. See Directory for David's younger brother Thomas' page and his cousin Samuel P Lindsay's. See photos for David's Medal Index Card, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, Army Register of Soldiers Effects x 2, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his Reburial Forms x 2, his Headstone Report, his former Regiment the Highland Light Infantry Cap Badge, the Machine Gun Corps Cap Badge, Archangel Memorial and the Archangel Allied Cemetery. David's Grave inscription reads "THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT".

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