Born: 11 May 1894 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.
Family: The fourth child of William John Henry and Martha Sarah Humphreys of Bridge Street, Oakengates, Shropshire. In 1920 William married Margaret Millichamp and together they had 2 children – Marguerite and Ian.
Civilian Occupation: At the age of 16 William was a server to an iron moulder and an iron worker when he enlisted. In 1939 he was working as a postman.
Residence: When discharged from the Army he was living at Ivy Cottage, Hanwood, Shropshire. In 1939 he lived at 2 Judith Butts Lane, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Died: In March 1963 aged 68.
Other Information: His surname is spelt ‘Humphries’ in military records.
Regiment: Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Service Number: 14097
Badge Number: 106558
Date of Enlistment: 8 September 1914
Date of Discharge: 15 September 1916
Reason for Discharge: No longer physically fit for service.
Other Information: In November 1915 he was admitted to hospital suffering with eczema and returned to England on the 25 November. He remained in England until discharged.