Humphrey Wilson was the second oldest son of William and Mary Wilson. He was born on 10th January 1890 in Ballymaguigan, Castledawson where the family lived. His father was a farmer. His mother and his elder brother William were both linen weavers. In 1910, Humphrey emigrated to Canada. Prior to enlisting, Humphrey was working as a presser. Humphrey enlisted in Toronto on 22nd July 1915. Lance Corporal Humphrey Wilson was serving with the 75th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action on 2nd September 1918, just a few weeks before the end of the war.
Dury is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 1 kilometre north of the straight main road (D939) from Arras to Cambrai. Approximately 16 kilometres from Arras travelling towards Cambrai on the D939 is the Canadian Forces Memorial at Dury. 300 metres after the Memorial the Cemetery is signposted to the left towards Dury village. It is located in open fields, and is approached along an unsurfaced track about 500 metres long