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Memorials & Monuments
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- Biography -
- William George Humber -

Unknown person
Name : William George Humber.

Only son of the late Edward Humber (died 1912) and Alice Humber (née May); husband of Sabrina Rowena Humber, of "St. Crispin," Dudley Rd., Ventnor.

Born 1892 Ventnor.

Married, 2 December 1914, Sabrina Rowena Croucher, at St Paul's Gatten. One son, Edward John, born 24 September 1915.
  Census Information :

1901 : Edward and Alice Humber, with William aged 8, are at Melvina Cottage, Victoria Street, Ventnor. Edward Humber is an Ironmonger's Porter.

1911 : Edward and Alice Humber, with William aged 18, are at Hyacinth Cottage, North Street, Ventnor. Edward Humber is an Ironmonger's Porter, William Humber is a Whitesmith.

  Service details :

Gunner 135365 William George Humber, Royal Field Artillery.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 30 April 1916, aged 23.

Buried at : Ventnor Cemetery

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Independent Order of Rechabites War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle
(as HUMBER, W J)

  Documents :


Friday, December 4, 1914 Page 5

Local Weddings.
The marriage took place at St. Paul's Church, Shanklin, on Wednesday, of Mr. George Humber, of Crispin House, Dudley Road, Ventnor, and Miss Sabrina (sic) Rowena (Cissie) Croucher, of Shanklin. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. R.W. Colquhoun (Vicar of Ventnor). The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. L. Croucher, was attired in a draped ivory satin dress, wore a wreath and veil, and carried a choice shower bouquet. Miss Grace Bawtree, a friend of the bride's, was chief bridesmaid. She wore an embroidered white muslin robe, with pale mauve sash, and carried a shower bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Olive Boynton and Miss Nora Croucher, nieces of the bride, also attended her, and looked very pretty in pale blue silk crèpe with mauve sashes and white satin mob caps, with black velvet streamers. They carried white and mauve flowers. Mr. Edward Coxhead, of Ventnor, carried out the duties of best man. The bridegroom's presents to the bridesmaids were gold brooches. After the ceremony a reception was held at the house of the bride's sister in Wilton Road. The bride's going away dress was of brown corduroy velveteen, with hat to match and blue feather. The happy pair subsequently left by motor for Ryde going on to London, where the honeymoon will be spent. They were the recipients of many handsome presents including some old china. The bridal dresses were the work of Madame Grace, of Shanklin, and the cake was supplied by J.J. Norrish, of High Street, Ventnor.


Friday, October 1, 1915 Page 4

HUMBER. - On Sept. 24th, at St. Crispin, Dudley Rd., Ventnor, the wife of Geo. Humber, of a son.


Friday, May 5, 1916 Page 5

Death of Mr. W.G. Humber
A young townsman in the person of Mr. W.G. Humber, of St. Crispin, Dudley Road, has passed away in a service hospital after a sharp and serious illness. He recently joined the Army under the group system and was undergoing preliminary training when it is understood he caught a chill. This developed into pneumonia, the ravages of which could not be withstood by a constitution which was not over strong. He became seriously ill on Friday, and passed away on Sunday at the age of 23. He leaves a wife and very young child, and with them and the family the greatest sympathy will be expressed. On the day of the removal of the remains from hospital, the coffin was covered with the Union Jack, and with a military escort and firing party taken to Portsmouth Harbour, deceased was in the 13th Reserve Battery, R.F.A., and much regret was expressed by his colleagues at his early death. The body was brought to Ventnor, and the funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Cemetery, the Rev. R.W. Colquhoun officiating.
The mourners were Mrs. W.G. Humber (widow), Mrs. Humber (mother), Mrs. Scovell (aunt), Mrs. and Mr. Rashley (aunt and uncle), Mr. May (uncle), Miss Ruth May (cousin), Miss Edie Bailey (cousin), Mrs. Boynton (sister-in-law), Mr. A. Croucher (brother-in-law), Miss Mabel Croucher (sister-in-law), Mrs. Sweetingham, Master Jack Barratt (cousin), Miss Olive Boynton (niece).

Among those present at the Cemetery were Dr. R.J. Roberts and Mr. W. Weeks.
The coffin was borne to the graveside by members of the Island's Pioneer Tent of Rechabites.
A good number of wreaths and floral emblems were received as follows: -
"In loving, memory of my darling - a dear and devoted husband," Cissy and Baby Boy.
"With deepest sympathy," from officers of the 13th Reserve Battery, R.F.A.
"Deepest sympathy and regret," from his late comrades, 13th Reserve Battery, R.F.A.
Artificial wreath, "Deepest sympathy and respect," from his comrades 13th Battery, R.F.A.
Aunt Rose, Cowes
Aunt Martha and Edie, Anerley
Aunt Annie, Uncle Ted and Ruth, Sydenham
Ted, Jack, Gertie and Bert
Dolf and Alice, Shanklin
Aunt Florrie and Uncle Harry, Niton
Mr. and Mrs. Newnham
Mrs. Sweetingham
Mrs. Grey
Jack, Westminster
Olive and Bertie, Shanklin
Marcia and Mabel, Shanklin
Mrs. E. Palmer and Mrs. Williams
Aunt Lizzie and Uncle John, Penge
Frank Holman
Messrs Ingram and Sons were the undertakers.
Mrs. Humber and family desire to return thanks for kind enquiries during her husband's illness and for the wreaths and flowers sent to the funeral.
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 12 August 2012 (added Birth report for his son)


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