James Thomas (Tom) Humphris (b: 22 Oct 1891 in Waimate to parents Valentine John* Humphris and Jessie Jack nee Rodger; Occupation: Jockey, Washdyke, Timaru; d: 01 Jan 1950 in Timaru Hospital aged 59Y; Bur: 03 Jan 1950 Timaru Cemetery Soldiers Plot 19 - S)

Enlistment Information: W. Humphris (brother), Washdyke, Timaru, New Zealand

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 7th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
21 August 1916
Embarked From
Wellington, New Zealand
Address at Enlistment
Washdyke, Timaru
Jockey, Washdyke, Timaru
Next of Kin
W. Humphris (brother), Washdyke, Timaru, New Zealand

Discharged                    No longer physically fit for war services on account of wounds received in action

Married: 10 Sep 1919 to Ruth Inwood (Born: 09 May 1899 her Father: Leonard Inwood, Mother: Emma Jessie Remington; Died: 02 Jul 1985)

  •  .... Their Child   SBC Humphris  d: 15 Jul 1922

  • WW1 - James Thomas Humphris; Category Nominal roll vol 2; Regimental no 21837; Serial No.21837
    First Known Rank - Rifleman; next of kin W Humphris, brother living at Washdyke, Timaru; Occupation jockey Employer - S Trilford

  • Stones Directory 1921/22 Jno Thos, jockey,Glenavy
    Owned 4 acres of land Evans St and nephew Cyril Forrest bought land off him and built shops

  • 1926 NZ Truth , 29 July 1926:  THE spell J. T. Humphris had did not impair his riding ability, as he showed at Waimate and South Canterbury last week

  • 1927 NZ Truth ,  6 October 1927, T. Humphris had his face knocked  about when Goldtown fell with him in the First Hurdles at Geraldine.

  • 1930 NZ Truth , 5 June 1930,  TOP GEAR IN TOP GEAR
    THE BEST HORSE FALLS ON FLAT (From "N.Z. Truth's" Special Christchurch Representative.) The Otago is usually expected to give some line to the * prospects of South Island 'chasers in the Grand National Steeplechase, but this year's event could not be viewed in such a light. , . , '  . Tom Humphris, on Night Raid, did his best to bustle the favorite into the last three fences, but the tactics failed, Bill Cooper holding Top Gear together well

  • 1935 - At time of his father Valentine's death, he  lived at Washdyke

  • 1950 - Tom's residence at time of his death - 181 Evans Street, Timaru, occupation labourer

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