School Records - Name William HUMPHRIS ; School Tawai Register Number 119; Admission Date 8 Jan 1902; Parent / Guardian Mr John Humphris; Address Waitaki; Birthdate 23 Dec 1897; Comment Std 4 (His father's name was Valentine John Humphris, mother Jessie Jack nee Rodgers)
Press: Canterbury Jockey Club Jockey's Licence granted 5 Nov 1914
WW1 William John Humphris; category Nominal Roll Vol 3; Regimental No 36449; rank rifeleman; next of kin Miss M Humphris, sister;( her address C% W Thomas, Rectory, Timaru; (2) "Wharolis" 182 Manukau Rd, Parnell, Auckland; (3) c% H Ziesler, 54 Wicksted St, NZ Refrigeration Coy. Wanganui; occupation jockey Last employer S Trilford, Washdyke; Army  Service In NZ: 149 days; Overseas 2Y 156days; Total service 2 yrs 305 days
Date on enlistment: 22 12 1895; Height 5ft 4"; weight 105lb; Fair complexion; Brown hair;  Religion C of E; Reinforcements, G Company New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Forename(s) William John, Surname Humphris
War World War I - 1914-1918 Serial No.36449
First Known Rank - Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment Jockey; Employer - S Trilford, Washdyke
Next of Kin - Miss M. Humphris (sister), care of W. Thomas, Rectory, Timaru, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation New Zealand - Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit - Reinforcements G Company
Embarkation Date - 19 January 1917
Place of Embarkation - Wellington, New Zealand
Transport HMNZT 75 Vessel Waitemata Destination Plymouth, England
Nominal Roll Number52 Page on Nominal Roll29 Src:  Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
NZ Probates Name HUMPHRIS William John
Place Opihi Reserve; Occupation Farmer
Court Timaru
Archives Reference CAHY CH 145 154/60
Probate Number 154/60 Filed Date 24 May 1960
Type Intestate (Letters of Administration)
Source NZSG Timaru Cemetery:
Location Timaru RSA Section R02.15
Surname HUMPHRIS Given Names W J (Pte)
Date of Interment Wednesday, 25 November 1959
Cemetery Timaru Cemetery Section SERVICES  Block X  Plot 9 
Beam  New Row 125  New Plot 9 Age 64
BDM  1894   Birth, Canterbury, New Zealand
Press: 1914 Apprentice Licence granted  W J Humphris
1916: Longbeach Hack handicap: RCGillies br g Bellshire 3Y 8st 3lb, (W Humphris) 3rd
Sun: 8 Dec 1920: Canterbury Jockey Club Jockeys Licence W Humphris
1930-1931 Trainer for season W Humphris

1928  Electoral Rolls, Age: 34 Residence Tawai, Glenavy, Waitaki, Otago, New Zealand 
1957  Electoral Rolls Age: 63 Residence Seadown, Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand Pensioner 
1959 23 Nov  Age: 64 Death Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand 1959/39510 Humphris William John 64Y
1959 25 Nov:   Burial Timaru Cemetery, Canterbury, New Zealand Section RSA; Block X; Plot 9 
1959 Probate William John  Humphris Farmer Opihi Reserve Intestate

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