Humphries, W D
WILLIAM DAVID HUMPHRIES
Remembered with honour Vis-en-Artois Memorial: Panel 10.
He enlisted in Watford, and was formerly Private 48087 Bedfordshire Regiment. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals, and was killed in action. Unfortunately, William’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of David and Eliza Annie (nee ATKINS) HUMPHRIES; husband of Rosina Martha (nee JENKINSON) HUMPHRIES of Watford.
His parents married 4 December 1881 at All Saints, St John’s Wood, London. Eliza died 1 June 1927 in Rickmansworth, Herts, aged 67.
William was born 1883 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 26 August 1883 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. He married 17 October 1908 at St Mary’s, Watford. Rosina never remarried, she died 4 June 1973 in Watford aged 88, and was buried 13 June in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford.
On the 1891 Census, aged 7 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his mother and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, a railway clerk aged 17, he still lived in Rickmansworth, with his mother and two siblings. On the 1911 Census, a chimney sweep aged 27, he lived in Watford, with his wife and no children.
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)