Cumberbatch Family History


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16851 WW1 Medal Roll

Name Rank or Rating No. Medals earned How Issued or disposed of
CUMBERLEGE, Marcus V Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy British War Self

ADM 171/89
Cumberlege, Marcus Victor OBE (I2217)
16852 WW1 New Zealand Defence Force 78638.

CUMBERPATCH, Albert Daniel - WW1 78638 - Army 1914 - 1918 New Zealand Defence Force, Personnel Archives Wgtn [Wellington] 
Cumberpatch, Albert Daniel (I4663)
16853 WW1 Pension Record

SHORT SERVICE Attestation of 42517 3847534 Cumberbirch Thomas Loyal North Lancs Regiment
Name: Cumberbirch Thomas
Born: in the Parish of Ince, Wigan in Lancashire
British Subject: Yes
Age: 29 years 90 days [b: 1890]
Trade: Collier
Married: Yes
Previous military service: Enlisted Lancashire Fusiliers 28 Sep 1911 Rank: Private Regtl No: 2430 Discharged physically unfit for further war service 4 Aug 1917
Corps willing to be enlisted into: Loyal North Lancashire
Wigan 15th Sept 1919

STATEMENT of SERVICES of 42517 3847534 Thomas Cumberbirch
Service reckons from 15 Sep 1919
Joined at Wigan 15 Sep 1919
Loyal North Lancashire attested Private 15 Sep 1919
Loyal North Lancashire Depot posted 17 Sep 1919
Loyal North Lancashire 2 posted O.1810 26 Sep 1919
Discharged being no longer Physically fit for War Service Para 392 XVI K.R. Private 5 Nov 1920
Address: 48, Lower Morris St, Wigan

Military History Sheet
Home 15 Sep 1919 to 4 Mar 1920 171 days
?? 5 Mar 1920 to 28 Aug 1920 177 days
Home 29 Aug 1920 to 5 Nov 1920 69 days
Total 1 year 52 days
Next of Kin: Mother: Mary Jane Cumberbirch 48 Lower Morris St, Wigan, Lancashire

Description of Thomas Cumberbirch on Enlistment
Age: 29 years 3 months
Height: 5 ft 6 ins
Weight: 137 lbs
Chest: 38 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark Brown
Church of England: Yes
Passed fit for service in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 15 Sep 1919, Wigan

Conduct Sheet
2/Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Regiment of foot
Age: 29 years 3 months
Enlistment: Wigan 15 Sep 1919
Trade: Collier
Religion: C of E
Period with Colours: 2 years
Place of birth: Ince, Wigan
Date of Offence: 1920
Offence: Sheet destroyed 15 Mar 1920 Date of last entry 17 Dec 1919 (Cases of Drunkenness Nil)

SHORT SERVICE Attestation of 2430 Thomas Cumberbirch Lancashire Fusiliers
Name: Thomas Cumberbirch
Born: In the Parish of Ince, Wigan in Lancashire
Age: 21 years 3 months
Trade: Collier
Do you now belong to the Army: Yes 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers (SR)
Corps willing to be enlisted into; Lancashire Fusiliers
Bury, 28th September 1911
Description of Thomas Cumberbirch on Enlistment
Age: 21 years 3 months
Height: 5 ft 5 5/8 inches
Weight: 144 lbs
Chest: 37 inches expanded with 3 inches of expansion
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark Brown
Church of England: Yes
Distinctive marks:
 Scar 1½“ by ¼“ on right shoulder
 Liniar scar ½” long left eyebrow
 Pulse 70
Passed fit 27th September 1911 at Bury
STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 2430 Thomas Cumberbirch
Service towards engagement reckons from 28 Sep 1911
Joined at Bury 28 Sep 1911
Lancashire Fusiliers: Attested & Posted Private 28 Sep 1911
Lancashire Fusiliers: 2 Bn Posted Private 9 Nov 1911
Lancashire Fusiliers: 1 Bn Posted Private 19 Dec 1912
Lancashire Fusiliers: 3 Bn Posted Private 3 Oct 1916
Lancashire Fusiliers: 3 Bn Private Forfeits 13 days pay for absence from 26 Oct 1916 to 7 Nov 1916
B.E.F. 9 Bn Posted Private 18 Nov 1916
16 Bn Posted Private 3 Dec 1916
Home Depot Posted Private 7 Feb 1917
Home 3 Bn Posted Private 5 Apr 1917
3 bn Forfeits 7 days pay for absence from 11 Apr 1917
Lancashire Fusiliers 3 Bn Discharged no longer physically fit for War Service para 392 (xvi) K.R. Authority Pres. Medical Board East Leeds War Hospital Harehills Rd Leeds 14 Jul 1917
Address: 48 Lower Morris St, Wigan
Disability: Gun Shot Wound left leg (Compound fracture of Tibia) hearing? Capacity lessened 5/10 for 3 months
Discharged at Preston
Permanently Excluded from liability to Medical Re-examination under the military service (Review of Exceptions) 1917 Act
War badge 123129 issued 11 Aug 1917
Total service to 4 Aug 1917 (date of discharge) 5 years 311 days
Pension to 4 Aug 1917 5 years 291 days [20 days less due to conduct]
Character on discharge: Very Good
Home from 28 Sep 1911 to 18 Dec 1912 1 year 82 days
India from 19 Dec 1912 to 16 Dec 1914 1 year 363 days
Home (British) from 17 Dec 1914 to 15 Mar 1915 89 days
MEF [Mediterranean Expeditionary Force] from 16 Mar 1915 to 4 Jun 1915 81 days
Home 5 Jun 1915 to 17 Nov 1916 1 year 166 days
B.E.F. 18 Nov 1916 to 6 Feb 1917 81 days
Home 7 Feb 1917 to 4 A8g 1917 179 days
Total: 5 years 311 days
Whether Educated: None
Army School and other certificates of education: THIR D CLASS 27 May 1913 Cu
 Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 16 Mar 1915 to 4 Jun 1915
 France 18 Nov 1916 to 6 Feb 1917
 Gun Shot Wound Left Leg – Gallipoli 4 May 1915
 Yes
 Wounded about 4 Jun 1915
Medals, decorations and annuities: Pension Award 13/9 for 26 weeks
Next of Kin: Mother Mary Jane 4 Wolfindales Yard, Wigan (o) Sister Lasins?

11 Aug 1917
The accompanying War Badge and Certificate No. 123129 are forwarded herewith to Thomas Cumberbirch in respect of his service as 2430 Lancashire Fusiliers.
The Badge will be worn on the right breast or on the right lapel of the jacket, but not in Naval or Military uniform.
Duplicates of the Badge and Certificate cannot be issued under any circumstances.
Receipt of the same should be acknowledged hereon.
Received The War and Certificate
Signature Thomas Cumberbirch
Date: 15 Aug 1917
Address: No. 48 Lower Morris St, Wigan
Cumberbirch, Thomas (I2461)
16854 WW1 Pension Record Albert Henry Cumberpatch

Regimental No.: 601776
Rank: Rifleman
Name: Albert Henry Cumberpatch
Unit: 18th Regiment: London Regiment
Discharged 9th February 1919
Address on discharge: 54, East Street, Northampton

MEDICAL HISTORY of Cumberpatch Albert Henry
Birthplace: St Edmunds Northampton
Examined: 5 Sep 1918 at Northampton
Declared age: 18 years
Occupation: Bread Deliverer
Height: 5 feet 10½ inches
Weight 128 lbs
Colour of hair: Light Brown
Complexion: Fair
Eyes: Green
Chest: 34” expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Physical Development: Good
Vaccination marks: right and left arms
Vision: Right: 6/6 Left 6/6
Identification marks: 2 scars right upper arm, scar occipital bone
Defects or Ailments:
• Right little toe deformed
• [can’t read the next entry]
Fit for Grade: One
Joined on enlistment: 18th Battalion London Regiment 601776

Casualty Form – Active Service
Regiment: 18 (County of London) Battalion London Regiment
Rank: Rifleman
Surname: Cumberpatch
Christian Name: Albert Henry
Religion: Church of England
Age on Enlistment: 18 years – months.
Enlisted: 5 Sep 1918
Terms of Service: Duration of War
Service reckons from: 28 Sep 1918
Occupation: Group 33 (Carman)
5 Sep 1918 NSMB Northampton Category A
30 Sep 1918 Posted Reserves 18th Battalion London Regiment
5 Feb 1919 Heacham Attached E.C. Discharge Centre
Place of Casualty: Heacham
Date of Casualty: 6 May 1919
Discharged no longer fit for War Service Para. 392 (CVI) Kings Regulations 9 Feb 1919
Home from 28 Sep 1918 to 9 Feb 1919, 135 days
H J Cumberpatch (Father) 54 East Street Northampton

Albert H Cumberpatch
Regt: 18th London
Reference No. 902E4096
Report of Medical Board 19 Dec 1919 Prevents nil.
Disability: D.A.H. [Disordered Action of the Heart aka ‘Soldiers’ Heart’ see: and ]
Percentage of disablement: nil
Gratuity £5 Final

Surname: Cumberpatch
Christian Name: Albert Henry
Regiment: 18th London
Rank: Rifleman
Regtl. No.: 601776
Date of Discharge: 9 Feb 1919
Cause of Discharge: Para. 392(XVI) K.R.
Pension, Gratuity, or Weekly Allowance: D.A.H. Aggravated 20% 5/6/26c from 20 Dec 1919 Bonus
Number of Children and Allowance: Single
Awarders’ Instructions: Should be treated by his Panel Doctor

Renewal or Revision of Award
Report of Medical Board 21 May 1919 Prevents 20%
Award or Decision; Pension, Gratuity, or Weekly Allowance: 5/6/26c from 13 Aug 1919 Bonus
Cumberpatch, Albert Henry (I2074)
16855 WW1 Pension Record Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege
Proceedings on Discharge
No: M2/032644
Rank: Private
Name: Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege
Corps: Army Service Corps
Battalion: MT [Motor Transport]
Date of discharge: 10 May 1917
Place of discharge: Woolwich Dockyard
Description at time of discharge
Age: 24 years 0 months
Height: 5 feet 11½ inches
Chest: 38 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Dark Brown
Trade: Motor Lorry Driver
Intended place of residence: St Michael’s, Ascot
Descriptive marks: Small mole on left side of neck
The above-named man is discharged in consequence of Discharged – No longer physically fit for War Service – Para 392 (XVI) K.R.
Military character: Particulars not to hand 26 Apr 1917
Character awarded in accordance with King’s Regulations: Particulars not to hand, Temporary certificate issued 26 Apr 1917
Campaigns, Medals and Decorations:
 Home 7 Jan 1915 to 20 Mar 1915
 MEF [Mediterranean Expeditionary Force] 21 Mar 1915 to 22 Sep 1916
 Home 23 Sep 1916 to 10 May 1917
Statement of Service: Service towards engagement on 10 Mar 1917 (the date to which the record of service is completed) two years 24 days
Confirmation of discharge: 10 May 1917

Descriptive Report on Enlistment
Name: Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege
Age: 22
Height: 5 feet 11½ inches
Chest: 38 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Descriptive marks: Small mole on left side of neck
Religion: Church of England
Next of Kin: Rev Harry Altham Cumberlege, 28 Harley St, Ockham, Surrey, Relationship: Father
Not married, no children

Statement of Services
Service towards limited engagement reckons from 7 Jan 1915
Joined at Grove Park on 8 Jan 1915
Attested Private 7 Jan 1915
Posted to RHA Cadet Unit St John’s Wood 29 Dec 1916
From Officer Cadet School- Discharged – No longer physically fit for War Service – Para 392 (XVI) K.R. AFB 122 Field Conduct Sheet Destroyed. No entry thereon
Home 7 Jan 1915 to 20 Mar 1915
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 21 Mar 1915 to 22 Sep 1916
Home 23 Sep 1916 to 10 May 1917

SHORT SERVICE Attestation of No. M2/032644 Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege Army Service Corps
Mechanical Transport – Motor Lorry Driver
Name: Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege
Address: 28 Harley St., W.
British Subject: Yes
Age: 22
Trade: Motor Lorry Driver
Married: no
Previous service: No
For the Duration of the War: Yes
7 Jan 1915 at Grove Park
Descriptive Report on Enlistment
Name: Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege
Age: 22
Height: 5 feet 11½ inches
Chest: 38 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Descriptive marks: Small mole on left side of neck
Religion: Church of England
Next of Kin: Rev Harry Altham Cumberlege, 28 Harley St, Ockham, Surrey, Relationship: Father
Not married, no children
Statement of Services
Service towards limited engagement reckons from 7 Jan 1915
Joined at Grove Park on 8 Jan 1915
Attested Private 7 Jan 1915
Posted to RHA Cadet Unit St John’s Wood 29 Dec 1916
From Officer Cadet School- Discharged – No longer physically fit for War Service – Para 392 (XVI) K.R. AFB 122 Field Conduct Sheet Destroyed. No entry thereon
Home 7 Jan 1915 to 20 Mar 1915
Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 21 Mar 1915 to 22 Sep 1916
Home 23 Sep 1916 to 10 May 1917

Special Medical Board
Chelsea Number: 28071 EH
Admission to Pension: Week ending 2 May 1917
Rank: Private
Regimental no: 032644
Name: Francis Charles Ray Cumberlege
Regiment: Army Service Corps attached No. 1 Royal Field Artillery Officers Cadet School
Date of Discharge: 10 May 1917
Age on commencement of pension: 24 7 Jan 1893
Trade: Motor Lorry Driver
Address; St Michaels Ascot
Place of birth: Halstead, Kent
Children’s allowance: Single
Date of enlistment: 7 Jan 1915
Foreign Service: Mediterranean Expeditionary Force 1 year 6 months 21 Mar 1915 – 22 Sep 1916
Cause of discharge: Physically unfit – Neurasthenia [a mechanical weakness of the actual nerves]
Report of Medical Board dated 13 Apr 1917
Originated Nov 1916 Eastbourne – Full of apprehensions that he cannot do duty. Cannot control thought. Result of Active Service, exposure & infection & unusual strain.
Prevents one half.
AFB 103 Contused Right Foot Salonica 12 Mar 1916
Malaria Malta 29 Jul 1916
To England 7 Sep 1916
Special Medical Board recommend pension on basis of total lessened capacity for 3 months followed by ½ for 3 months 19 Apr 1917. Expires 13 Nov 1917
Special Medical Board applied for 19 Oct 1917 (not yet received) For interim Award 7 Nov 1917
Report of Special Board 23 Oct 1917 Invalid Board 28 Nov 1917
Prevents less than 1%
Recommends gratuity under Section 7(1) R.W.
Estimated Disability less than 1%
No Gun Shot Wound
Gratuity 1%T £12 10s 0d, 2yrs £2 10s 0d total £15 0s 0d

Medical Report on Invalid 14 Apr 1917
Station: St Johns Wood NW8
Date: March 1917
Unit: No.1 RFA Officer Cadet School
Regimental No: M2/032644
Rank: Cadet
Name: Cumberlege Francis Charles Ray
Age last birthday: 24
Enlisted: 30 Dec 1914 at London
Former trade: Student and Motor Driver
Disability: Neurasthenia
Statement of Case
Date of origin: November 1916
Place of origin: Eastbourne
Facts: Invalided from Salonika with Malaria July 26 1916. In Hospital Malta until September 7th 1916. Then admitted at Eastleigh September 14 – 1 week at Eastbourne Convalescent until November 25 1916
Cause of disability: Neurasthenia following malaria due to Active Service
Present condition: Full of apprehensions that he cannot do duty. Hs lost “interest in things” Cannot control thought
Recommend: Reclassification in a category from which men are eligible for Transfer to class PNPT of the Reserve
St Johns Wood March 20, 1917
Opinion of the Medical Board
Disability due to: Active Service
Attributed to: Exposure & infection & unusual strain
SPECIAL MEDICAL BOARD recommend pension on basis of total lessened capacity for 3 months. Followed by ½ for 3 months
Duration of disability: 12 months
Extent of disability: one half
This man has been reclassified to Category CIII
April 13th 1917 Special Medical Board 78 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, W.

Casualty Form – Active Service

Regiment: ASC 29 Division Supply Column
Regimental No; M2/032644
Rank: Private
Name: Francis C R Cumberledge
Enlisted: 7 Jan 1915
Term of Service: Duration of War
Service reckons from 7 Jan 1915

Embarked per Japanese Prince Avonmouth 21 Mar 1915
Disembarked Alexandria 14 Apr 1915
Embarked “Knight Templar” Alexandria 15 Oct 1915
Disembarked Salonika 22 Oct 1915
10th Divisional Supply Column Salonika 22 Oct 1915
Admitted Hospital “Contused Right Foot” Salonika 12 Mar 1916
Discharged Hospital “Contused Right Foot” Salonika 22 Apr 1916
To 244 Company
Admitted Hospital Salonika 13 Jul 1916
Admitted Hospital ex “Essequibo” (Malaria) Malta 29 Jul 1916
Invalided to England per 45 Carisbrook Castle Malta 7 Sep 1917
Home from MEF 23 Sep 1916
From No1 RFA Officer Cadet School Discharged – Private No longer physically fit for War Service – Para 392 (XVI) K.R. 10 May 1917
Attached No. 1 RFA Officer Cadet School, St Johns Wood Date of Casualty: 29 Dec 1916
From No1 RFA Officer Cadet School Discharged – Private No longer physically fit for War Service – Para 392 (XVI) K.R. 10 May 1917
Cumberlege, Francis Charles Ray (I2209)
16856 WW1 Pension record Mark Cumberpatch
Regimental No: 364749
Rank: Driver
Name: Mark Cumberpatch
Regiment: RASC Royal Army Service Corps
Discharge: 18 Mar 1919

1 Northampton Road, Moulton, Northants
Award Sheet – First Award
Surname: Cumberpatch
Christian Names: Mark
Regiment: RASC
Rank: Driver
Regimental No.: T/364749
Date of Transfer: 8 Mar 1919
Cause of Discharge: Transfer to Z Reserve
Enlisted: 29 Jan 1917
Final Weekly Allowance: Heart trouble – ducts – less than 20% [disablement] 5/6 / 26w Final
Unit: 243 Company
Regiment: RASC
Regimental No:. T 364749
Rank: Driver
Surname: Cumberpatch
Christian Names: Mark
Permanent Address: 1 Northampton Rd, Moulton, Northants
Age last birthday: 36
First joined for duty: 28 Jan 1917 at Northampton
In what countries have you served: England 28 Jan 1917 to present time Infantry, later RASC
If you are suffering from any disease: Heart Trouble; Started: Early March 1917. Cause: Fall in Training.
National Health Approved Society: Manchester Unity of Oddfellows
Name and address of last employed: N H Forster Perey Road, Northampton
Industrial Group: Farm Labourer, Agriculture
Place of Examination: Ripon 4th Feb 1919

Each disability claimed: Heart Trouble, Started March 1917 in England whilst training
This man has tachycardia. There is no organic lesion of heart. He is ___ to a slight degree which would account for his tachycardia.
Present condition: Comes over dizzy, Heart occasionally murmurs
Attributed to service during the war: Yes, Stress of Training
Is the disability in a final stationary condition: No
Re-examine in 12 months
Degree of disablement: less than twenty; 25% [when re-examined]
Unit to which attested: 53rd Bedford Regiment
Casualty Form – Active Service
Regiment: ASC
Rank: Private Driver
Surname: Cumberpatch
Christian Names: Mark
Religion: CofE
Age on Enlistment: 34 years 6 months
Enlisted: 29 Jan 1917
Terms of Service: Duration of War
Service reckons from 29 Jan 1917
Occupation: Group 1 Farm Labourer
Transferred to 2nd Res H.T. Depot ASC Blackheath 29 Sep 1917, Authority WO Letter 115/Inf/3370 AG24 d: 17 Sep 1917
OC2 R.H.T. Depot Further Service Driver Blackheath Allotted Corps No T/364749
Birthplace: Parish: Moulton
County: Northants
Examined: 29th September 1916 at Northampton
Age: 34 years 6 months
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Height: 5 feet 3½ inches
Weight: 129 lbs
Chest: 36 inches expanded with 2 inches of expansion
Right Eye: 6/9 Left Eye: 6/9
Marks indicating congenital peculiarities or previous disease: sear of operation left inguinal hernia good result
Slight defects: Chest clear
Enlisted at Northampton 29th January 1917
Joined on Enlistment:
 4th Battalion The Essex Regiment No: 5906
 4th Battalion The Essex Regiment No: 201984
 ASC No: T/364749
12 Feb 1917 Vaccinated
19 Sep 1917 Examined by No 3 JMB at Crabon Camp and placed in Category B1 (one)
4 Jan 1918 BII (Two) Six Months
Ripon 20 Sep 1918 Cat: BII(two) six months
Cumberpatch, Mark (I2079)
16857 WW1 Pension Records for Clement Cumberledge

Regtl No. 12624
Rank: Corporal
Name: Clement Cumberledge
Regiment: Army Pay Corps
21st February 1920
18 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sussex
Award Sheet – First Award
Discharge: Class Z
Enlisted: 4 Nov 1914
Award: No disability due to service - Reject
Renewal or Revision of Award
Report of Medical Board 2 May 1920 30% [disability]
DMA not attributed [to war service] No evidence of aggravation
Award or decision: Hammer toes both feet non attrib. – Reject

Medical Report on a Soldier Boarded Prior to Discharge or Transfer to Class W., W. (T), P., or P (T), of the Reserve
Home address: 18 Ovington Rd, Chichester
Unit and Corps: A.P.C. [Army Pay Corps] Det No1 Shrewsbury
Regtl No: 12624
Rank: Corporal
Name: Cumberledge Clement
Age: 26 yrs
Posted for duty on: 4 Nov 1914 Embodied: 4 Nov 1914 Horsham
Former trade: Clerk
Statement of Case
Date of origin of disability: Nov 1916
Place of origin of disability: France (in France 5 months)
Facts of case: Was in 7th Gen Hosp Etaples transferred England 6 Dec 1916
Diagnosis Hammer toes both feet 31 days in hospital [Hammer toes - toes that are bent permanently downwards]
Present condition: Hospital List unable to walk for any distance. Can walk about two miles in comfort.

Cardiac hypertrophy and contracted toes [Cardiac hypertrophy is a thickening of the heart muscle (myocardium) which results in a decrease in size of the chamber of the heart, including the left and right ventricles. A common cause of cardiac hypertrophy is high blood pressure (hypertension) and heart valve stenosis.]
Heart Nex? Birsmollection under 6th rib a mitral systolic is heard at open ___ down disappears on maudency up. Pulse 96 regular. Exercise Tolerance. Fair.
Lump Normal. All toes of both feet contracted, he walks on his heels.
Aggravated by Service during the present war
The Board are of opinion that the Contraction of the toes was aggravated by exposure in the trenches.
Length of present degree of disability: 12 months
Contracted toes & Cardiac Hypertrophy 30% (Thirty)
Disability on enlistment: 10% (ten)

Regiment: Army Pay Corps
Regimental No: 12624
Rank: Corporal
Surname: Cumberledge
Name: Clement
 Service towards engagement reckons from 4 Nov 1914
 Embodied Royal Sussex 2/4 4 Nov 1914
 Appointed L/Corporal unpaid 14 Apr 1915
 Royal Sussex Posted Prov. Battalion 4 Sep 1915
 Royal Sussex 2/4 Posted Royal Sussex Regiment 10 Dec 1915
 Royal Sussex 2/4 Appointed paid L/Corporal 27 Mar 1916
 Royal Sussex 2/4 Reverts to Private 20 May 1916
 Royal Sussex 1/5 Attached 12 Jul 1916
Regiment: 2/4 Royal Sussex Regiment Army Pay Corps
Regimental No: 12577 12624
Rank: Private Corporal
Surname: Cumberledge
Name: Clement
Religion: Church of England
Age on enlistment: 20
Enlisted: 4 Nov 1914
Term: 4 years
Service reckons from 4 Nov 1914
Date of promotion to present rank: 4 Apr 1918
Date of Birth: 28 Feb 1894
[Former trade:] Clerk
 Embodied 4 Nov 1914
 Embarked Folkestone 12 Jul 1916
 Disembarked Boulogne 13 Jul 1916
 Arrived Inf. Base Etaples 13 Jul 1916
 Posted to 18th? Royal Sussex Regiment 1 Sep 1916 under A.O.204
 6 Dec 1916: Hospital List admitted 7 [Canadian] General Hospital deformed feet Etaples 20 Nov 1916
 6 Dec 1916: OC Hospital Ship Cambria ex 7 Canadian General Hospital Etaples 29 Nov 1916
 Transferred to England
 Reenlisted fr Service in Army Pay Corps Service in APC on TF attestation from 5 Apr 1917 to 15 Jul 1917 allowed to reckon toward promotion – Shrewsbury 16 Jul 1917
 Promoted Corporal with pay – Shrewsbury 5 Apr 1918
 15 Feb 1919 APC No. 1: Accepted the conditions of engagement applicable to Specially Enlisted Clerks, Army Pay Corps, and to receive pay 3/6 per diem (inclusive rate) with effect from 15 Feb 1919 – Shrewsbury 15 Feb 1919. Authority W60 letter 16/ Gen. Mob:/3807 (F6) 21 Jan 1919
 Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reservce on Demobilization date: 21 Feb 1920
 Place: War Office
 Home address: 18 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sussex
 Service abroad 141 days
 Admitted Military Hospital Herne Bay (deformed toes) 21 Nov 1916 to 27 Dec 1916 from AFG 178
Regiment: Det No. 1 Shrewsbury
Regtl No: 12624
Rank: Corporal
Surname: Cumberledge
Name: Clement
Address 18 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sussex
Age last birthday: 25
First joined for duty: 4 Nov 1914 at Hounslow
Medical category in which joined: Fit
Countries served in: France – England, Infantryman Royal Sussex Regiment
Date when disease started and cause: Trench Feet? VDH [Valvular Disease of the Heart] Feet Trench Nov 1916. Strain of Active Service
Hospitals in which treated:
 7 Canadian Hospital Etaples
 Herne Bay Military Hospital, Kent
If suffered before joining army: No
National Health Approved Society: “Refuge” ____
Name and address of previous employer: Thomas Fack? 18? St Pancras, Chichester, Sussex
Trade: Clerk, Shorthand Typist in Rail Company
No disability due to Service present
He suffers from Congenital Hammer Toes on both feet. Which he states have been there since childhood. He is of a nervous disposition & suffers from nervous palpitation. His heart is normal. No signs or symptoms of Trench Floer? now present.
Not attributed to or aggravated by Service
MEDICAL HISTORY of Cumberledge Clement
Enlisted: Horsham, 4 Nov 1914
 2/4 Royal Sussex 2577
 12th Royal Sussex C/17799
 Army Pay Corps 12624
Hospital Admissions:
 Military Hospital Herne Bay from 29 Nov 1916 to 27 Dec 1916 Deformity. Hammer Toes of Both Feet (all toes). Admitted from B.E.F. [British Expeditionary Force] France. Deformity since childhood. Case inoperable. Cannot march or work in trenches. Was 48 months overseas. B179 drawn up. Transferred to Shorncliffe for purpose of Medical Board. To Furlough & Depot Class III.
 Etaples General Hospital from 20 Nov 1916 to 29 Nov 1916 transferred to England ex 7 Canadian General Hospital per Hospital Ship Cambria 29 Nov 1916 from AFB 103.
Cumberledge, Clement O'Brian (I2159)
16858 WW1 Service Career
He previously served in the 1 & 2 Northampton Regiment. Regimental numbers: 167 & 4088.

Attested 17 Dec 1917 aged 48, when he was actually 52, of 2 Walker Place, Walker Street, Nottingham and was passed fit for duty.
17 Dec 1914 Private 20035 in the 7 Notts & Derby Regiment - Home Defence Unit.
12 Oct 1915 Private 29 Provisional Battery.

Wife: Emily Cumberpatch of 2 Walker Street, Nottingham.

- 14 Aug 1916 at Walton as a Private, Overstaying leave from tattoo 14 Aug 1916 to 5:45pm 15 Aug 1916 witnessed by CSM Holland and finded 2 days pay 17 Aug 1916 and he forfeited 2 days pay.
- 5 Aug 1918 at Dorchester absent from M.N. on 5 Aug 1918 until seen by M[et] Police on L&SW Rail at 11:40 pm on 6 Aug 1918, deprived of 3 days pay & 3 days C.B. on 7 Aug 1918. Forfeited 51 days R.W.

13 Sep 1916 transferred from 29 Provisional Battery to Private 38529 in the 7 Company & 252 P[rovisional?] Company Royal Defence Corps

Discharged 3 May 1919 having served 4 years 14 days and is living at 49 Walker Street, Sneinton, Nottingham and of "Good" character.

9 Oct 1920 Appeals Tribunal Board
Disability: Aggravated Rheumatism. Granted 10% disability pension.
Occupation: Builder's Labourer.

Service summary and length:
Nottingham 17 Dec 1914 to 25 Jan 1915
Romsey 28 Jan 1915 to 3 May 1919 4 years 14 days of service.
Cumberpatch, Thomas (I1584)
16859 WW1 Service Record Frank Cumberledge

(For the Duration of the War)
No: 221136 Name: Frank Cumberledge Corps: RE {Royal Engineers]
Name: Frank Cumberledge
Address: 43 Dronfield Street, Leicester
British Subject: Yes
Age: 50 Years
Occupation: Bricklayer
Married: Yes
Served in Forces before: 1st Leicester Private No. 1558
Truly stated service: Yes
Willing to be vaccinated: Yes
Willing to be enlisted for General Service? Yes
Oath at Leicester 30th December 1916

Name: Frank Cumberledge
Age: 50 years
Height: 5 feet 8½ inches
Girth full expanded: 44 inches, range 2½ inches
Name and Address of next of kin: Ellena Maude Cumberledge, 43 Dronfield Street, Leicester; Relationship: Wife
Particulars as to Marriage
(a) Christian and Surname of Woman to whom married, and whether spinster or widow. (b( Place and date of marriage. (c) Present address. (d) Signature of Officer verifying entry from certificate.
(b) Ellena Maude Cole Widow
(c) 12 April 1909 Leicester
Particulars as to children
Christian Names, Date and Place of Birth
 Charles Boyden Aug
 Ethel Irena
 Gerald Deane [Geraldine] Margaret (Coles) 2nd July 1901 East Pk Rd Leicester
Service towards limited engagement reckons from 2 Jan 1917
Joined at Leicester on 2 Jan 1917
RE RCC Posted 2 Jan 1917
310 Co[mpan]y Promoted Lance Corporal 12 Feb 1917
Embarked B.E.F. France Lance Corporal 14 Feb 1917
Appointed paid A/Corporal 25 Apr 1917?
310 Rd Con. Co. Promoted Corporal 25 Apr 1917
Road 2.D. Transfd Corporal 6 Nov 1917
Discharged no longer physically fit for War Service para 392 XVI King’s Regulations 1 Jan 1918

Home 2 Jan 1917 to 13 Feb 1917
BEF [British Expeditionary Force] 14 Feb 1917 to 6 Nov 1917
Home 7 Nov 1917 to 1 Jan 1918
Total Service towards Engagement to 1 Jan 1918 (date of discharge) 1 years 3 days
Total Service towards Pension to 1 Jan 1918 (date of discharge) 1 years 3 days

Inside Sheet
(For Original Attestation)
No. 221136 Name Cumberledge
Registry No: R7
From whom: Req for Docs
Purport and Date: Rec 14 Dec 1917 B179 App: 11 Dec 1917 Docs Rec:
Ministry of Pensions
Discharged – no longer physically fit for War Service, para. 392 XVI King’s Regulations 1 Jan 1918
Information to be obtained from a Soldier (Regular or Territorial) whom it is proposed to discharge or to transfer to the Reserve Section W or W(T) in substitution for a man fit for General Service.
No. 221136
Rank: Corporal
Name: Cumberledge Frank
Regiment: R.T.S., R.E.
Name and address of your last employer: Bowles & Son, Contractors, Gladstone Street, Leicester
Nature of employment and how long employed: Foreman, 22years
Nature and locality of employment desired: Builders Foreman in Leicester District

Notification by President of Medical Board of Approval of a Soldier’s Discharge under Paragraph 392 (xvi) King’s Regulations.
To the Officer i/c Records: Chatham
The Soldier named below has appeared before an Army Medical Board at this station, and his discharge from the Service as “no longer physically fit for War Service” has this day been approved. (The discharge will be confirmed for a date 14 days after the date on this notification, see A.C.I. 1623 of 1916)
Soldier’s surname: Cumberledge, Christian names: Frank
Regt. No. and Rank: 221136 Cpl Regt. or Corps: Rd T. R/E
His address on discharge will be 43 Dronfield St, Leicester
The Soldier states that Separation allowance is being issued in respect of him.
Labour Centre
Station: Aldershot
Date: 11 Dec 1917
H Chambers Capt RAMC President of Board (Approving Officer)
Cumberledge, Frank (I2176)
16860 WW1 Service Record George William CUMBERLIDGE 216638

For men deemed to be enlisted in H.M. Regular Forces for General Service with the Colours or in the Reserve for the period of the War, or Ex Soldiers recalled for Service with the Colours, under the provisions of the Military Service Acts, 1916.
No. 216638 Christian Names: George William Surname: Cumberlidge
Corps: Royal Engineers Trade Test
Questions to be put to the Reservist on Joining
What is your name? Christian Names: George William Surname: Cumberlidge
Address: Pool End, Near Leek, Staffs
British Subject? Yes
Age: 31 Years 7 Months
Trade: Wheelwright & Joiner Carpenter
Married: No
Service in Forces Before: No
Preference for any branch of the service: Follow Trade
14 December 1916, Chatham

Christian Names: George Wm Surname: Cumberlidge
Age: 31 years 7 months
Height: 5 feet 8½ inches
Chest measurement, Girth when full expanded 40½ inches, Range of expansion: 3½ inches
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Hazel
Hair: Brown

Name and Address of next-of-kin: Wm [Cumberlidge], Pool End Near Leek, Staffs
Relationship: Father
Casualty Form – Active Service
Regimental Number: 216638
Regiment or Corps; Royal Engineers
Rank: Sapper
Surname: Cumberlidge
Christian Name: George William
Age on Enlistment: 31 years 7 months
Enlisted (a) 6 Dec 1916
Terms of Service (a) Duration of War
Service reckons from (a) 6 Dec 1916
Occupation: Wheelwright
Trade and Rate: Skilled
Kent Fortress, Royal Engineers Gillingham
Embarked UK 4 Apr 1918
Disembarked France
[Form damaged]
Conduct Sheet
No. 216638
Name: Cumberlidge G W
Corps: 579 (Kent) Works Co Royal Engineers
Date of enlistment: 6 Dec 1916
CC 579th (KENT) Works Coy Royal Engineers

Name: Cumberlidge Christian Name in Full: George William
Enlisted at Leek in the County of Stafford on the 6th December 1916 at the age of 31 years 8 months for the Royal Engineers for the Duration of the War. Born in the Parish of Rudyard in, or near, the town of Leek, Staffs
Complexion: Fair colour of eyes: Brown colour of hair Brown Height 5 feet 8¾ inches.
Distinctive marks [blank]
Religion: Church of England
If inoculated: No
When last Vaccinated: Dec 1916
Next of Kin Mother
Name of Next of Kin Sarah Address of Next of Kin Pool End Nr Leek, Staffs
Regimental Number: 216638
Name of the Insurance Society Oddfellows Manchester Unity
Signature G W Cumberlidge

Surname: Cumberlidge Christian Name: George Wm
Birthplace; Parish: Pool End County: Staffs
Examined on 6 day of Dec 1916 at STOKE ON TRENT
Declared age: 31 years 7 days
Trade: Wheelwright & Joiner Carpenter
Height: 5 feet 8½ inches
Weight 168 lbs
Chest measurement, Girth when fully expanded: 40 ½ inches, Range of expansion: 3½ inches
Physical development: Good
Vaccination marks: 2 right arm
Vision R.E.-V=6/6 L.E. -V=6/8
Fit for CT(one)
Hospital Admissions
20 Sep 1917 to 27 Oct 1917, 37 days [I cannot read the Disease or Remarks]

No. 216638
Name: Cumberlidge G W
Wheelwright, Skilled from 6 Dec 1916 Rating ¼ Authority of Assessment G SME, 13 Dec 1916, Captain R.E.

Unit: 248 Field Company
Regiment or Corps: Royal Engineers
Regtl No. 216638
Christian Names: George William
Permanent address: Pool End, Near Leek, Staffordshire
Age last birthday: 33
First joined for duty: 6 Dec 1916 at Chatham
Medical Category or Grade: C.a. passed to A1 later
I do not claim to be suffering from a disability due to my military service
Place of Examination: In the Field (France) G W Cumberlidge 18 Jan 1919
OC 248 Field Company Royal Engineers

Christian Names: George William
Regtl No. 216638
Rank: Sapper
Unit 248 Field Company
Regiment of Corps Royal Engineers
Record Office RE Base
Pay Office: RE Paymaster Chatham
I have received an advance of£2
Address for pay: Pool End, Near Leek, Staffs
Theatre of War: France
Born in the Year: 1885
Medical Category: A1
The above-named soldier is granted 28 days’ furlough from the date stamped hereon pending*___ (as far as can be ascertained) which will date from the last day of furlough after which date uniform will not be worn except upon occasions authorized by Army Orders.
28 Jan 1919

STATEMENT of the SERVICE of No. 216638 Name: G W Cumberlidge
General Service, Deemed to have enlisted, Private, 6 Dec 1916
Royal Engineers Trade Test, Called up for Service, 6 Dec 1916
Royal Engineers, Depot, Wheelwright Skilled, Sapper, 6 Dec 1916
Kent Fortress Royal Engineers Gillingham, Transferred 16 Mar 1917
Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilization 14 Mar 1919
Cumberlidge, George William (I2573)
16861 WW1 Service Record James Cumberledge

Surname: Cumberledge Christian name: James
Birthplace Parish: Stanley County: Durham
Examined on 25 day of Sept 1916 at Barracks Newcastle
Declared Age: 27 years 215 days
Trade or Occupation: Grocer & Provision Merchant
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Weight 158 lbs
Chest Measurement: 40 inches, range of expansion 2½ inches
Physical Development: Good
Vaccination Marks: 4
When Vaccinated: Infancy
Vision R.E-V=6/6 L.E.-V=6/6
Enlisted at Blaydon 26 day of Jan 1916
Joined on Enlistment: Welsh Guards 3154
Discharged on Demobilization on 31 March 1920

Admissions to Hospital
Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate, Kent from 27 Feb 1918 to 10 Apr 1918; Sprained right ankle, 42 days in hospital; Remarks: Still some thickening but has done well
Military Con[valescent] Hospital Eastbourne from 10 Apr 1918 to 15 Jun 1918; Sprained right ankle, 66 days in hospital; Fit to join Unit & Duty Sta[ndar]d Remedial Exercises
Rochester Row Military Hospital from 16 Jul 1918 to 26 Aug 1918 Gonorrhea (20); 42 days in hospital; Remarks: PP irrigation irrigation-Boric facts vaccines; Urine Clear prostate & vesicles normal

Table III Boards; Courts of Inquiry, Vaccination, Inoculations etc
11 Oct 1916 Revacc perfect

Table IV Service Table
Station: Caterham arrived 27 Oct 1916

Unit: 1st Battalion
Regiment or Corps: Welsh Guards
Regtl. No: 3154
Rank: Guardsman
Christian Names: James
Permanent address: 31 Ramsey Street, Shighspen, Co. Durhame
Age last birthday: 30
First joined for duty: 27 Sep 1916 at Caterham
Medical Category: A1

I do not claim to be suffering from a disability due to my military service
Place of Examination: Ranelagh Date: Mar 19 1919
Signature of Soldier: James Cumberledge

No.1 Dispersal Unit 27 Mar 1919 RIPON
Christian Names: James
Regtl. No. 3154
Rank: Guardsman
Unit 1st
Regt: Welsh Guards
Record Office: Buckingham Gate, SW
Pay Office 169 Regent S, SW
I have received as advance of £2
Address for pay: 31 Ramsey Street, High Spen, Co. Durham
Theatre of War or Command: London
Medical Category: A1
Place of rejoining in case of emergency: London

Welsh Regiment of Foot Guards
Regimental Number and Name: 3154 Cumberledge James Attested: 26 Jan 1916
Place: In the field
Date of offence: 4 Jul 1917
Rank: Private
Offence: Being on private property and interfering with fruit trees
Witness: Sgt Major W.B. Land M.C.
Punishment: 8 days confined to Camp
Date of award: 4 Jul 1917
By whom: Lt Col. G.C.D. Gordon
Date of Commencement: 4 Jul 1917
Date of Expiration: 11 Jul 1917

Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilization Date 23rd April 1919
Place: London

Casualty Form-Active Service
Regimental Number 3154
Regiment of Corps 1st Battalion Welsh Guards
Rank: Private, Surname: Cumberledge, Christian Name: James
Religion: C of E
Terms of Service (a) DW [Duration of War]
Service reckons from 26 Jan 1916
Group 37 (Grocer)

Report Record Place of Casualty Date of Casualty Remarks
Date From whom received
6 Apr 1917 Officer Commanding Battalion 20th Draft Embarked Southampton 14 Mar 1917 Disembarked Havre 15 Mar 1917 AFO 1810 d/- 24 Mar 1917
Joined Battalion 2 Apr 1917 AFB 213

24 Nov 1917 ---“--- To Guards Divisional Reinforcement Battalion In the field 18 Nov 1917 AFB 213
15 Dec 1917 ---“--- Rejoined Battalion ---“--- 8 Dec 1917 ---“---
15 Feb 1918 ---“--- Granted leave to UK 12 to 26 Feb 1918 Dly Report No. 4 AFO 1180 d/- 24 Feb 1918
28 Feb 1918 Headquarters Welsh Guards Admitted Hospital in UK whilst on short leave from France & posted to 2nd (Res) Bn 27 Feb 1918 Regtl order no 39
SFO 1810 d/- 9 Mar 1918

Next of kin: Sister Mrs Isabelle Gibson 51 Ramsay St High Spen Rowlands Gill Co Durhame

Report Record Place of Casualty Date of Casualty Remarks
Date From whom received
Details Embarked Folkestone 10 Oct 1918 Landing return 110150
Disembarked Boulogne 10 Oct 1918 AFO 1810 d/- 21 Sep 1918
18 Sep 1918 Officer Commanding Battalion Joined Battalion In the field 17 Sep 1918 Report no 82
1 Jan 1919 ---“--- To Staff of Concentration Camp Waren 26 Dec 1918 Report no 103
22 Feb 1919 ---“--- Rejoined Battalion Field 21 Feb 1919 Report no 111
Embarked at Dunkirk 11 Mar 1919 for UK

Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilization Date: 23 April 1919 Place: London
Discharged on Demobilization (Date) 31st March 1920

(For the Duration of the War, with the Colours and in the army Reserve)

No. 3154 Name: James Cumberledge Corps: Welsh Guards
Name: James Cumberledge
Address: 31 Ramsay Street, High Spen
British Subject: Yes
Age: 26 Years 345 days
Trade: Grocer & provision Merchant
Married: No
Served before: No
Willing to be vaccinated: Yes
Willing to enlist for General Service: Yes

I James Cumberledge do solemnly declare that the above answer made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfil the engagements made.

Approved: 4 Oct 1916 Welsh Guards Buckingham Gate, S.W.

Name: James Cumberledge
Age: 26 years 345 days
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Chest: 40 inches, range 2½ inches
Religion: C of E

Name and Address of next-of-kin: (Mrs) Isabella Gibson 31 Ramsay St, High Spen, Rowlands Gill, Co Durham; Relationship: Sister

Campaigns: European 1917/18
Medals: British War Medal 1914-18, Victory medal

STATEMENT OF SERVICES of No 3154 Name James Cumberledge
Corps: General Service, Attested; Private; 26 Jan 1916
Corps: General Service, To Army Reserve; Private; 26 Jan 1916
Guards Dpt 2 Posted: 27 Sep 1916
Caterham 27 Sep 1916
Transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on Demobilization Date: 23 April 1919 Place: London
Discharged on Demobilization (date) 31 March 1920

Home from 26 Jan 1916 to 13 Mar 1917; Years 1; days:167
BEF France from 14 Mar 1917 to 27 Feb 1918; Years /; days:351
Home from 28 Feb 1918 to 9 Sep 1918; Years /; days:194
BEF France from 10 Sep 1918 to 11 Mar 1919; Years /; days:183
Home from 12 Mar 1919 to 23 Apr 1919; Years /; days:43
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Total service towards Engagement to 23 Apr 1919 3 years 88 days
Total service towards Pension to 23 Apr 1919 2 years 209 days
Cumberledge, James (I2137)
16862 WW1 Silver War Badge
K/236 11 Dec 1916
Regimental Number: 16299
Rank: Private
Name: Cumberpatch H.J.
Unit discharged from: Northampton.
No. of badge: 100,052
Date of enlistment: 9 Nov 1914
Date of discharge: 27 Mar 1916
Cause of discharge: paragraph 392 (XVI) Kings Regulations Sickness
Whether served overseas: Yes
Cumberpatch, Henry James (I2530)
16863 WWI MILITARY SERVICE: Private Ernest Septimus Flack of the 1st Battalion /Essex Regiment Regimental No. 9247. On 25 April 1915 he served in the Balkans (2B) Theatre of War. This theatre was known as the Dardanelles Campaign but is more commonly known as Gallipoli. He was involved in the Gallipoli landings and was wounded in action. He was discharged 17-5-1917 due to sickness and he was awarded the following medals: Victory, British War Medal, the 1914-15 Star and the Silver War Badge.

The War Diaries of the 1st Battalion Essex Regiment provide an interesting insight into the days surrounding the Gallipoli Landings. The Lancashire Fusiliers were the first to land at dawn. They took heavy casualties and were awarded "six VCs before breakfast". The Turks opened fire just as their boats ran aground short of the beach.

March His Majesty's Inspection
Battalion entrains at Milverton Station, Warwick:
'A' & 'B' Companies 8-25 am.
'C' & 'D' Companies 8-45 am.
Inspection by His Majesty on main Coventry Rugby Road.
Return home.

Warwick, Warwickshire. Part of the 88th Brigade, 29th Division.
21st To Avonmouth and embarked Caledonia.

2nd Arrived Alexandria, Egypt.
6th Disembarked and to Mustapha Camp.
11th Embarked DONGOLA and sailed for Lemnos.
13th Arrived Mudros Harbour.
24th To Cape Helles.

25th (9 a.m.) The Battalion less Z Company transhipped from H.T. DONGOLA to a mine sweeper and was conveyed as close to the shore as possible, when they were transferred to boats. The landing was carried out under fire and there were several casualties in the boats which took place on W. beach about 9.30 am.
(9.30 am.) As soon as the first boats were beached, we received orders to connect between the Royal Fusiliers on right and Lancashire Fusiliers on left and as many as were available were sent to fill this gap, reinforcing as men arrived on the beach.
On reaching the crest it was found that no one was on our right.
(11.35 am.) A message was received from G.H.Q. to report progress and reasons for not pushing on. Reply was sent, that we were waiting for our left to come up and would then advance.
This was attempted but the advance was held up by very heavy fire and many casualties occurred.
(12.30) Supported by 4th Worcesters and after bombardment by Navy, which drove out the enemy, the Battalion took Hill 138 and redoubt beyond.
(7 pm.) Received orders to connect with Worcesters on right & Hampshires on left and entrench position.
Enemy attacked at night & came to close range with a Machine Gun, but inflicted no loss and were driven off.
Casualties during day
2 Officers Killed
4 Wounded 1 since dead.
Other Ranks 15 killed 87 wounded. [It is likely that Ernest was one of these 87 wounded]

26th Continued to hold same position.

27th (4 pm.) Advanced in Line 3 Brigades with 175th French Regiment on right and entrenched new position.

28th (8 am.) Advanced in same formation to take up a new position Pt. 236, Knoll about 700 yds. N.E. of KRITHEA, Pt. 472, X Coast Line in Sq. 184.R.8
(9 am.) Met with considerable opposition. The Battalion on the left of the 88th Brigade on reaching a point beyond which they could not advance owing to the right & left of the line being held up entrenched and held till 6 P.M. when it retired to another position in the line with the remainder of the Brigades the right of the line having retired.
The enemy made very good use of their Machine Guns causing heavy casualties.
Casualties Officers, Other Ranks,
Killed 2 12
Wounded 1 75
Missing 33

29th Remained in position.

30th Remained in position, shelled by enemy causing little damage.

1st Remained in same position, Battalion relieved by 2nd Hants. Regt. in trenches and went into reserve.
(10.30 P.M.) Enemy attached trenches in force. The Battalion was called out and ordered to retake trenches which has been evacuated and were held by the enemy.
During the advance the Battalion was subjected to heavy fire from the front and also from the rear by parties of the enemy who had broken through 1 Officer and about 40 Turkish prisoners were taken during the advance. X Company under Capt. Pepys found one trench occupied by the enemy and retook it with the bayonet.
The remainder of the Battalion remained in support ready to strengthen and portion of the line.

2nd (4.30 am.) A Counter attack was ordered. This consisted of three companies under Captain Bowen they took a small redoubt killing and capturing some of the enemy, ordered to advance and entrench new position.
This was found impracticable owing to enemy?s heavy shell fire. The old trenches were occupied.
Casualties Officers. O.R.
Killed 2 12
Wounded 3 28
Missing 5


First World War, 1914-1918: All servicemen of all services, some women, and some civilians, were eligible for one or more campaign medals if they served abroad. These records are the nearest the Public Record Office has to a full 'roll-call' for the First World War (PRO).

1914 Star - For service under fire in France and Belgium, 5 August-22 November 1914. Includes sailors serving ashore.

1914-1915 Star - For service in all other theatres of war, 5 August 1914 and 31 December 1915; and for service in France and Belgium, 23 November 1914 - 31December 1915.

British War Medal - For service abroad (including India) 5 August 1914- 11 November 1918, or 1919-1920 in Russia.

Silver War Badge - For retirement, or discharge due to sickness or wounds caused by war service, at home or abroad, after 4 August 1914.

Victory Medal - For military and civilian personnel who served in a theatre of war.

A Star, British War Medal and a Victory medal is referred to as a "trio".

1914-1915 Star: The 1914-15 Star, instituted in 1918, omits the words AUG and NOV from the scroll and the date in the centre reads 1914-15. It was awarded to all personnel (including naval) who served in any theatre of war between 5th August 1914 and 31st December 1915, other than those who had already qualified for the 1914 Star. Over 2,350,000 medals were awarded, although those who saw service for which the Africa General Service medal or the Sudan medal were granted were not eligible for the Star.

1st BN. ESSEX regiment or Corps when Decoration was earned. ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919. To be left blank: [is ticked] On date of Disembarkation Regtl. No: 9247 Rank: Pte. Name: Flack E.S.; Date of Disembarkation: 25/4/15(2b) DO.; Remarks: Dis. XVI 17/3/17; Record of disposal of decoration (a) Presented, (b) Despatched by Post, (c) Taken into Stock: [Column is blank for all soldiers]. I certify that according to the Offical Records the individuals named in this ROLL are entitled to the Decoration as detailed above. Place Warley signed: Major (WO 329/2746/Page 50-Sheet 50.B - Roll No. K/2/8B).

The BRITISH WAR MEDAL: The sterling silver British War Medal was instituted in 1919 to commemorate the successful conclusion of the Great War, although the qualifying period was extended to 1920 to cover mine clearing operations at sea as well as service in North and South Russia, the Baltic, Siberia, the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.

The obverse of the medal depicts the uncrowned, left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal (the tiny initials 'BM' may be found at the base of the profile), known as the 'coinage head'. The reverse carries the dates 1914 1918 and shows St George on horseback trampling on the shield of the Central Powers. At the base is a skull and crossbones, symbolic of death, whilst above is the rising sun of victory. The medal is surmounted with a straight ribbon suspension bar.

The medal was impressed along the bottom edge with number, rank, name and regiment of the recipient in block letters, although those to merchant navy personnel show just the recipient's full name. Some BWMs are also impressed 'FOR SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL NAVY' and these were awarded to civillian canteen staff and tradesmen who served on a ship of war at sea. The BWM was, more often than not, accompanied by at least a Victory Medal, although some recipients of the BWM, such as those in post-war service, naval personnel who served in depot ships and boom defence vessels, or those who served in theatres such as certain parts of India, did not qualify for the Victory Medal.

Well over six and a half million BWMs were produced, including considerable numbers at the Calcutta Mint and 110,000 examples struck in bronze. These were awarded mainly to Chinese, Indian and Maltese personnel enrolled in labour corps units who served in various theatres of war. The bronze version is much rarer, and therefore much more valuable than its silver counterpart, although collectors of groups should note that recipients of the bronze medal were mostly not elligible for the Victory Medal, and so the BWM may be found alone.

ESSEX REGIMENT OR CORPS ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 5 and 301 of 1919. Page 112. On rendering or on becoming non-effective- Regtl. No. 9247, Rank: Pte.; Name: FLACK E.S.; 9247 ESSEX Pte.; [various colums all blank]; Remarks: Noted HGW [initials?]. I certify that according to the Official Records the individuals named in this ROLL are entitled to the Medal or Medals as detailed above. Place Warley, Date 16.1.20. Signed: W. Stewart Lieut.

The VICTORY MEDAL: The yellow bronze Victory Medal was authorised in 1919, issued to personnel who already had either of the Stars and, with a few exceptions, to holders of the BWM.

The obverse shows the standing figure of Victory, holding a palm branch in her right hand and stretching out her left. The reverse depicts a laurel wreath containing the words 'THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION 1914-1919'. Although the main period for qualifying ended generally in November 1918, some examples of service, such as Hedjaz and Aden up to midnight on 13th-14th January 1919, justify the dates on this medal.

Early issues of the VM were finished in a dull brownish bronze, but the numerous later issues were gilded. The ribbon, suspended by a ring, was of a double rainbow design. Some six million British & Commonwealth examples were produced. One again, the naming is incuse along the lower edge of the medal.

This medal is often known as the Allied Victory Medal because the same theme of the figure of Victory, with an identical ribbon, was adopted by thirteen of the allied nations. Individuals who were mentioned in dispatches were entitled to wear a bronze oakleaf on the ribbon of this medal.

SILVER WAR BADGE: The Discharge Badge 1914-18 by Paul Hinckley (

Sometimes the Silver War Badge (SWB), was also referred to as the Wound Badge, Services Rendered Badge or the King's Silver Badge, this 1¼" (33mm) diameter Sterling silver lapel badge was issued from 1916 until 31st December 1919. It was accompanied by an official certificate of entitlement.

The badge was intended to be worn in civilian clothes by service personnel who had been honourably discharged due to wounds or sickness, and it was an offence to do so if not entitled. Prior to this it had been the practice of some misguided women at home to present white feathers to apparently able-bodied young men who were not wearing the King's uniform.

A total of 1,092,016 badges were issued; the fact that the badges are not hallmarked is indicative of their manufacture by the Royal Mint, although several contractors, including J R Gaunt & Son Ltd of Birmingham, were involved in the stamping of numbers and the fitting of pins.

Two separate dies were used, with differences in the curl of the 'I' in the GRI monogram. The first die also has slightly smaller crosses between the inscriptions. This change in dies, possibly due to the first one wearing out, occurred in Spring 1918, somewhere between badge numbers 366652 and 374053.

There are also several slight variations in construction of the badge, notably two different types of pin hinge design, varying pin lengths, and position and style of impressed serial number on the reverse. The badges were manufactured with the pin in either the vertical (see fig 1 on the left) or the horizontal (fig 2) positions.

Each badge was uniquely numbered on the reverse, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Air Force badges having an RN, MN, RM or RAF prefix respectively. Other prefixes for Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa (A, C, NZ and SA) were also used. Some badges with a prefix I (for India) also exist although they are rare.

It is through these serial numbers that details of the recipients may be researched by checking the War Badge rolls, although only those awarded to the Army can be researched at the Public Record Office.

After the Armistice was signed in 1918, the conditions under which personnel qualified to receive the badge were laid down in Army Order (AO) 29, namely that the recipient must have served with the Colours for at least seven consecutive days since 4th August 1914 and have been retired or discharged due to wounds, sickness or on attaining the age of 51. Civillians serving with the RAMC, female nurses, VADs and members of QMAAC also qualified under these conditions.

The rolls give the recipient's Regimental number, rank, name, unit on discharge, badge number, date of enlistment, date of discharge, age on discharge, whether sick or wounded, and whether served overseas. Certain units give details of the actual wound or sickness.

ORIGINAL Roll of Individuals entitled to the "WAR BADGE" 12 May 1917 No. K546 WAR OFFICE.
Regtl. No. 9247; Rank: Pte; Name (in full): Flack Ernest Septimus; Unit discharged from : Essex; No. of Badge & Certificate (To be completed at War Office): 178,033; date of enlistment: 21.7.08 Discharge 17.5.17; Cause of discharge (Wounds or sickness and para K.R.): sickness Para 392 XVI [for all soldiers on this page]; Whether served Overseas (Yes or No): Yes.
I certify that the particulars furnished hereon are correct. Place Warley date 9th May 1917 signed: Asst Officer of Records. I certify that Badges and Certificates, numbered as above, have been issued to the individuals concerned. Place Warley Date 27th May 1917. Signature [as above] (WO 329/3103/K546).

Other than the Silver War Badge - All of Ernest's medals entitlements were granted 2 years after he had been discharged. 
Flack, Ernest Septimus (I6899)
16864 Repository (R36)
16865 Repository (R35)
16866 Repository (R40)
16867 Y.M.C.A. with Mediterranean Expeditionary Force
April 7, 1917
Same address,
Dear Harry,
Well I have just got your last letter – and excuse me not answering same before now you see it’s like this I have only just got back from India, to Egypt and regt. Now my dear boy I am sorry to know you have been so unwell, but hope you are better by now. Well you seem optimistic that I shall soon be home now seeing they are forming a new Garrison Batt. at home – for foreign service. But you see our Batt. is a service one, and I do not know whether it will affect us or not. But my dear boy speaking for myself, I wish the thing was over so I could return home & to my former life, if only for your mother’s sake, and I am beginning to feel the strain. I hope you will continue to write & comfort your mother, as much as possible – and I know she worries over me. Yes I think the war will end soon, Germans can never stand the strain- much longer, and now the United States have gone against her the end will come sooner than we expect. I am always pleased to have a few lines from yourself, and I very often think of you, and the time when we shall meet again. Now I hope you will excuse these few simple lines, I do not feel in much form for writing at present. So now my lad goodbye for present, remember me to all. And now in conclusion I ask you to believe me to remain.
Truly yours J.W. Staines

DE6515 from the Leicestershire Record Office 22 May 2015.
Staines, John William (I10175)
16868 Year of Marriage:1685Last Name:StreetFirst Name:AlceSupplied First Name:AlceSpouse's Last Name:ComberbachSpouse's First Name:RogerSpouse's Supplied First Name:RogPlace:Chester Archdeaconry Marriage LicencesDedication:Possible Counties:County:CheshireNotes:Record source:Boyd's 1st Misc Series 1538-1775 [From Boyd's]
Source Type: Marriage Licence 
Source (S6768)
16869 Year: 1900; Census Place: Hemet, Riverside, California; Roll: 96; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0215; FHL microfilm: 1240096
Source Type: Census 
Source (S8387)
16870 Year: 1910; Census Place: Osage, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T624_44; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 1374057
Source Type: Census 
Source (S8388)
16871 Year: 1916; Census Place: Manitoba, Selkirk, 06; Roll: T-21929; Page: 26; Family No: 271
Name: Rolfs Combubach
[Rob't S Comberbach]
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 58
Est. Birth Year: 1858
Birthplace: England
Year of Immigration: 1903
Home in 1916: 06, Selkirk, Manitoba
Address: 13, 1, EP, Rockwood
Racial or Tribal Origin: English
Relation to Head of Household: Self
Spouse's Name: Annie Combubach
Sub District Desc.: Township 13, range 1, E.P.M., including the Town of Stonewall
Household Members:
Name Age
Rolfs Combubach 58
Annie Combubach 51
Eric Combubach 23
Marjory Combubach 20
Ernest A Combubach 15
Source Type: Census 
Source (S8634)
16872 Year: 1920; Census Place: Colville, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: T625_54; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 141
Source Type: Census 
Source (S8389)
16873 Year: 1930; Census Place: Gentry, Benton, Arkansas; Roll: 65; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0027; Image: 911.0; FHL microfilm: 2339800
Source Type: Census 
Source (S8390)
16874 Year: 1940; Census Place: Eustis, Lake, Florida; Roll: T627_595; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 35-6
Source Type: Census 
Source (S8391)
16875 Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2646; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 31-947
Enumeration District: 31-947; Description: NEW YORK CITY, MANHATTAN BOROUGH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 11 (TRACT 216 - PART)
Source Type: Census 
Source (S5464)
16876 Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service. Old Reference Number: D37/6; New Reference Number: WDP37/6.
Source Type: Baptism 
Source (S4036)
16877 Yorkshire Parish Records. Leeds, England: West Yorkshire Archive Service. Old Reference Number: D37/9; New Reference Number: WDP37/9.
Source Type: Baptism 
Source (S4034)
16878 Younger son. Comberbach, James (I56)
16879 Youngest daughter. Brydon, Edith Comberbach (I6512)
16880 Your SR Births Search Returns
You searched for: Surname: "young"; Surname Option: Wildcard; Forename: "isabella watson"; Forename Option: Wildcard; Sex: "Any"; Year From: 1917; Year To: 1919;
No: 1
Year: 1918
Surname: YOUNG
Sex: F
GROS:644/15 0519
Young, Isabella Watson (I7598)
16881 Zimbabwe, Death Registers...Death Register, 1892-1977Death registers1941-1943, Vol. 62 Image 220 of 285,163161201
Source Type: Death Register 
Source (S8669)
16882 [1854] May 1, at St. Maughan's, Monmouthshire, by the Ven. Archdeacon Crawley, Lawrence Trent Cumberbatch, Esq., of Halkin-terrace, Belgrave-square, to Anne, second daughter of George Cave, Esq., of Hilston-park, in the same county.

Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian, Glamorgan, Monmouth, and Brecon Gazette 12 May 1854
Family F176
16883 [Divorce] Petition Filed: 26 June 1915
Cause set down: 23 July 1915
Decree Nisi: 15 Oct 1915
Final Decree: 8 May 1916
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand, London, England

Mabel Cumberbeach nee Hill's divorce was handled as a Poor Person.
They were married 28 December 1901 in the Parish Church of Woolwich.

In the High Court of Justice
Probate Divorce and Admiralty Division (Divorce)

Poor Person
To the Right Honourable the President of the said Division
Dated this 21st day of June 1915
The Petition of Mabel Cumberbeach of No. 9 Bruce Road, Bromley-by-Bow in the County of London sheweth:-

1. That your Petitioner ^Mabel Cumberbeach then Mabel Hill spinster^ was on the 28th day of December 1901 lawfully married to George Percy Cumberbeach of No. 37b Eleanor Road, Woolwich in the County of London at the Parish Church in the Parish of Woolwich in the County of London.

2. That after her said marriage your Petitioner lived and cohabited with her said husband at No. 27 Priolia Road, Charlton, No. 53 Swallowfield Road, Charlton, in the County of Kent, "Rockford" Abbey Road, Bush Hill Park, No. 28 Lincoln Road, Ponder's End in the County of Middlesex, No. 69 Monega Road, Forest Gate, and No. 12 Howard Road Leytonstone in the County of Essex, and that your Petitioner and her said husband have had no issue of their said marriage.

3. That on the 1st day of March 1913 the said George Percy Cumberbeach left your Petitioner and has ever since lived separate and apart from her and deserted her without reasonable excuse for two years and upwards.

4. That from the said 1st day of March 1913 to the present time the said George Percy Cumberbeach has lived and cohabited with Grace Davis at No. 33 Camden Square and thereafter at No.1 Brewer Place, Brewer Street, Woolwich both in the County of London, and has on divers occasions committed adultery with the said Grace Davis, and in the month of January ^1914^ the said Grace Davis was delivered of a child of which the said George Percy Cumberbeach is the father.

5. That your Petitioner resides at No. 9 Bruce Road, Bromley-by-Bow in the County of London.

6. That the said George Percy Cumberbeach is a Worktaker, and resides at No. 1 Brewer Place, Brewer Street, Woolwich in the County of London and is domiciled in England.

7. That no previous proceedings in reference to the said marriage have taken place in the Divorce Division of the High Court by or on-behalf of either party to the said marriage.

Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That your Lordship will be pleased to decree that the Marriage of your Petitioner with the said George Percy Cumberbeach be dissolved and that your Petitioner may have such further and other relief as to your Lordship may seem meet.

Mabel Cumberbeach

15 October 1915 CUMBERBEACH M against CUMBERBEACH G.P.
The Judge having taken the oral evidence of the Petitioner and of the Witnesses produced on her behalf in support of the Petition filed in this Cause, and having heard Counsel thereon, the Respondent not appearing and not defending the Suit at the hearing pronounced that the Petitioner had sufficiently proved the contents of the said Petition, and decreed that the Marriage, had and solemnized on the 28th day of December 1901 at the parish church in the parish of Woolwich in the County of London between Mabel Cumberbeach then Hill spinster the Petitioner and George Percy Cumberbeach the Respondent be dissolved by reason of adultery coupled with desertion of Petitioner for 2 years and upwards without reasonable excuse unless sufficient cause be shown to the Court why this Decree should not be made absolute within Six Months from the making thereof, and condemned the Respondent, in the costs incurred and to be incurred on behalf of the said Petitioner in this Cause.


Decree made 15 Oct 1915 for marriage on 28 December 1901 in the Parish Church in the Parish of Woolwich between Mabel Cumberbeach (then Hill spinster) the Petitioner and George Percy Cumberbeach the Respondent be dissolved by reason that since the celebration thereof the said Respondent had been guilty of adultery coupled with desertion of the said Petitioner for two years and upwards without reasonable excuse unless sufficient cause be shown to the Court why the said Decree should not be made absolute, within six months from making thereof-and no such cause having been shown, the Judge on application of the said Petitioner by his final decree pronounced and declared the said Marriage to be dissolved.

Reference:J 77/1209/6778Description:Divorce Court File: 6778. Appellant: Mabel Cumberbeach. Respondent: George Percy Cumberbeach. Type: Wife's petition for divorce [wd].
Held by:The National Archives, Kew

Marriage Status: Divorced 
Family F495
16884 [He was probably buried in linen as his wife wished to be buried in the same fashion as him] Wetenhall, Edward (I70)
16885 [I might have him connected to the wrong family]

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970 about Charles Cumberbeach
Name: Charles Cumberbeach
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1816
Gender: Male
Event Type: Baptism
Father: Josh Cumberbeach
Mother: Mary Cumberbeach
Baptism Date: 6 Oct 1816
Baptism Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Denomination: Wesleyan
Piece Title: Piece 973: Manchester, Oldham Street Chapel (Wesleyan), 1814-1837 
Cumberbeach, Charles (I3736)
War Office,
22nd January, 1919.
The following despatch has been received by the Secretary of State for War from General Sir E. H. H. Allenby, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., Commander-in-chief, Egyptian Expeditionary Force:—

General Headquarters,
23rd October, 1918.
My Lord,
I have the honour to forward herewith a, list of Officers, Nurses, other ranks and Civilians whom I consider worthy of Mention for their services during the period from 16th March, 1918, to 18th September, 1918.
I have the honour to be, My Lord,
Your Lordship's most obedient Servant,
Egyptian Expeditionary Force.

Cumberbatch, Capt. & Bt. Maj. H. C., M.C., York. R. 
Cumberbatch, Military Cross Hugh Carlton Military Cross, OBE (I597)
16887 [PERRIN] Richard (Sir), one of the Barons of the Exchequer. Knighted 1776. Died 2nd January, 1803, in his 81st year. Perryn, Knight Richard (I347)
16888 [Query] Mrs. CUMBERBATCH - I have in my possession a portrait of the late Mrs. Cumberbatch, "Drawn on stone by W. Sharp, from a sketch by Sr Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A. &C. &c. Published by J. Dickinson, 444, New Bond Street, May 1, 1829. Printed by H. Hullmandel. Who was she? Any information relative to her or her family would be very acceptable to G.W.M. [George William Marshall]

[Reply] Mrs. CUMBERBATCH (3rd S. i. 269.) - Mrs. Cumberbatch (nee Jones) was sister of the late Mrs. Dottin (whose husband was some time member for Southamton), and of Lady Arundel. All the sisters were beautiful women. A.M.

Notes & Queries 3rd S. I. May 3 [18]62 p.360 [3rd Series Vol. 1 3 May 1862]

Mrs Cumberbatch is Charlotte nee Jones wife of Abraham Parry Cumberbatch. The answer to the query [referencing 3rd Series vol. 1 p.269] should read sister to Mrs. Dottin [Dorothy nee Jones] her husband was Abel Rous Dottin Esq. of Bugle Hall, Southampton, and of Argyle-street, London, capt. 2nd Life-guards, and M.P., J.P., and D.L. for Hants. [Abel Rous Dottin son of Abel Dottin of Barbados]

And sister to Mary nee Jones who married Lord Arundel.

All the sisters were beautiful women.
Jones, Charlotte (I694)
16889 [The day of this Marriage Licence needs to be checked - see day of marriage. Is it the 10th June 1805?] Family F39

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