Humphrey Reynolds was born in Trefonen in 1890, one of nine children to Thomas and Sarah Elizabeth Reynolds.
In the 1891 census Humphrey's father, Thomas was working as a coal miner presumably in one of the nearbye pits which existed in Trefonen, Coed-Y-Go and Morda at the time. His wife Sarah Elizabeth hailed form Wolverhampton and by the time of the 1901 census Thomas was working as a fencer on a farm and living on Trefonen Hill. The local pits had by this time all closed, many due to flooding.
The 1911 census when Humphrery had reached the age of 21 shows him having left home and working as a waggoner for a family called Broadfoot at Llandyn Hall, Llangollen.
Military Record including Regimental and Battalion Information
Very little is known of Private Humphrey Reynolds Military record. We know he enlisted around early July 1915. No record relating to a 1914-15 Star Medal exists so it is presumed he went overseas after 31st December 1915.
We do know that he was either admitted to or discharged from Berrington Hospital on 26-05-17 and going his Labour Corps number he transferred to them on 30th June 1917 and most likely joined the 423rd Company. The 423rd battalion was based in England and was the agricultural section.
He was to die on 30th March 1919 after the war had finished and one can only assume he was either a victim of his earlier wounds or like so many an illness like influenza.