East & West Africa 1887 (1) Sierra Leone 1898-99 (Capt. H. L. Humphreys, A.S.C.);
QSA (3) Cape Colony, Paardeberg, Driefontein (Major. H. L. Humphreys, A.S.C.)
Harry Lionel Humphreys was born at Greenwich Hospital on 1 August 1865. He was appointed Lieutenant in the York and Lancaster Regiment, from the Royal Military College, on 25 August 1886, and transferred to the Army Service Corps on 15 September 1890; Captain, 4 June 1892; Major, 1 April 1900; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1 April 1907; Colonel, 19 July 1911, and placed on half-pay 1 April 1912.
He served in Sierra Leone 1898-92, taking part in the Karene and Protectorate expeditions and was mentioned in Captain Harrison’s report detailing events in the Karene District, and in Colonel Woodgate’s despatch of 9 January 1899 (Medal with clasp). Coming home in 1899 he served at Belfast, and at the end of that year he went to South Africa with No. 23 Co. Army Service Corps, and from 11 February to 30 June, 1900, he was a DAAG on the Staff. He took part in the operations in the Orange Free State in 1900, being present in the actions at Paardeberg, Poplar Grove, and Driefontein, and he also took part in the operations in Cape Colony.
On 23 November 1912, he was appointed District Barrack Officer, Southern Command, but died in London on 11 June 1913, after an operation, aged 47.