Frank was born in Wolverhampton on 13 June 1888, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Humphries. In 1901 they were living at 60 Bright Street, Wolverhampton, along with his sister Laura and brother William. In 19046, Frank joined the Royal Navy (number 232691) and served on the HMS Caledonia and the HMS Ganges, but he was released from service following a payment of £20 by his mother in 1906. By 1911, Frank’s father had died, and the family had moved to 14 Bell Street, Darlaston. Frank was now working as a labourer in an iron works.
I have not been able to confirm details of his military service during the First World War, but he certainly re-enlisted and survived the war. I have also not been able to ascertain further details of his life. He may be the Frank Humprhies who married Florence Jackson in Wolverhampton in 1914. If so, this couple had three children – Margaret E. (1920), Diana B. (1924), and Colin F. (1929).