Cumberbatch Family History

William Richard Cumberlidge[1]

Male 1894 - 1970  (75 years)


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  • Name William Richard Cumberlidge  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 15 Dec 1894  Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  2 Crossley Stone Terrace, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 6y 
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  13 Off Bees Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 17y 
    Occupation 23 Feb 1916  [4
    Colliery Lampman at Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Co. Hednesford, Staffordshire 
    Age: 21y 2m 
    Occupation Between 23 Feb 1916 and 20 Jan 1919  [4
    Guardsman 18157 K Company Scots Guards 
    • Height: 5 ft 7¼ inches
      Chest measurement, Girth when fully expanded: 36½ inches, range of expansion: 3 inches

      Left Hernia & Burns right leg. Whilst I was employed as a Potter about 10 years ago I strained myself through lifting heavy weights. Its hurts me if I walk about 2 miles, & I have to sit down & rest. I got the scar when I was about 9 years old. I was lifting a kettle of water off the fire when my clothes caught fire. This now affects me when I do much marching as the dry skins cracks.

      Where born: Rugeley, Staffs and date: 15 Dec 1894
      Colour of hair on discharge: Light Brown
      Colour of eyes: Blue
      Complexion: Fair
      Christian name of father: Richard
      Christian name of mother: Gertrude
      Figure on discharge: Good
      Descriptive and other distinguishing marks: Large Burn Scar to Leg

      Height: 5 feet 7¼ inches
      Weight 117 lbs
      Colour of Hair: Brown
      Complexion: Fresh
      Eyes: Blue
      Chest measurement, girth when fully expanded: 36½ inches, range of expansion 3 inches
      Vaccination marks: 4 Left Arm
      When vaccinated: Infancy
      Vision Right Eye – 6/6 Left Eye – 6/6
      Identification marks: Large burn scar right thigh and abdomen

      DISCHARGED:- Surplus to Military requirements. (Not having suffered impairment since entry into the service.) Para. 392 (xxva) K: R: 20 Jan 1919
    Residence 23 Feb 1916  13, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 29 Sep 1939  Glencoe, Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Name William Richards  [8
    Occupation 29 Sep 1939  Glencoe, Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Sanitary Caster 
    Reference Number 0002287 
    Reference Number 1901210 
    Reference Number 1911201 
    Reference Number 1939286 
    Residence 29 Sep 1939  Glencoe, Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died Between Jan 1970 and Mar 1970  Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I2287  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2017 

    Father Richard Cumberledge,   b. Between Jul 1872 and Sep 1872, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Gertrude Richards,   b. Cal 1873, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between Oct 1896 and Dec 1896  Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith Ellen Deakin,   b. 27 Mar 1891,   d. Between Jul 1953 and Sep 1953, Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Between Jul 1920 and Sep 1920  Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F3839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Dec 1894 - Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 6y - 31 Mar 1901 - 2 Crossley Stone Terrace, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 17y - 2 Apr 1911 - 13 Off Bees Lane, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Feb 1916 - 13, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Jul 1920 and Sep 1920 - Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 29 Sep 1939 - Glencoe, Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sanitary Caster - 29 Sep 1939 - Glencoe, Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 29 Sep 1939 - Glencoe, Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between Jan 1970 and Mar 1970 - Lichfield Registration District, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Army Form W3997
      Regtl No: 18157
      Rank: Guardsman
      Name: William Cumberlidge
      Regt: Scots Guards
      DISCHARGED:- Surplus to Military requirements. (Not having suffered impairment since entry into the service.) Para. 392 (xxva) K: R: 20 Jan 1919
      20 Jan 1919
      COVER for DISCHARGE DOCUMENTS

      SHORT SERVICE
      (For the Duration of the War, with the Colours and in the Army Reserve)
      ATTESTATION OF No: 18157 Name: Cumberlidge William Corps: Scots Guards
      Name: William Cumberlidge
      Address: 13 Bees Lane, Rugeley
      British Subject: Yes
      Age: 21 Years 2 Months
      Trade: Colliery Lampman
      Married: Single
      Served before: No

      23 February 1916 at Rugeley

      DESCRIPTIVE REPORT ON ENLISTMENT
      Name: William Cumberlidge
      Age: 21 years 2 months
      Height: 5 ft 7¼ inches
      Chest measurement, Girth when fully expanded: 36½ inches, range of expansion: 3 inches

      INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY RECRUIT
      Name and address of next-of-kin: Gertrude Cumberlidge 13 Bees Lane, Rugeley Relationship: Mother

      STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 18157 Name: William Cumberlidge

      General Service, Attested, Private, 23 Feb 1916
      General Service, To Army Reserve, Private, 23 Feb 1916
      Mobilized, Private, 25 May 1918
      Scots Guards, Posted, Private, 27 May 1918
      Scots Guards, 5th Reserve, Posted, Private, 25 May 1918
      Transferred to Class W Army Reserve, Private, 7 Nov 1918
      DISCHARGED:- Surplus to Military requirements. (Not having suffered impairment since entry into the service.) Para. 392 (xxva) K: R: 20 Jan 1919

      HOME from 25 May 1918 to 20 Jan 1919 221 days
      Total service towards Engagement to 20 Jan 1919 (date of discharge) 221 days
      Total service towards Pension to 20 Jan 1919 (date of discharge) 221 days

      Medical Report on a Soldier Boarded Prior to Discharge or Transfer to Class W., W.(T), P. or P.(T), of the Reserve
      Unit and Corps: K Company Scots Guards
      Regtl No: 18157
      Rank: Private
      Name: Cumberlidge William
      Age last birthday: 23
      Posted for duty: 25 May 1918 at Caterham in category (grade): 1
      Former trade or occupation: miner
      Previous service: nil
      Statement of Case
      If brought forward for invaliding, disability in respect of which invaliding is proposed to be stated here
      Left ___ hernia + dry skin _____ [the writing is unreadable]
      Date of origin on disability: 10 years ago
      Place of origin of disability: Rugeley
      Essential facts
      Also cophis? Of fair? In scars
      4 months in army Non drills Cat B II 3 Sep 1918
      OPINION OF THE MEDICAL BOARD
      Diagnosis: Congenital hydrocele as at time of Enlistment he states that the condition is the same as at the time of enlistment
      No attributable or aggravated by service
      Cause: congenital defect

      That the Medical Officer directed two days after being posted that he should do no training
      Putney, 31 Oct 1918

      STATEMENT BY A SOLDIER CONCERNING HIS OWN CASE
      Regimental No. 18157
      Rank: Private
      Name: Cumberlidge William
      Unit and Corps: K Company, Scots Guards, Guards Depot, Caterham, Surrey

      In what countries have you served during this war: no, at Home 4 months
      In what capacity: Infantry Soldier
      If you are suffering from any disease, wound, or injury, state what it is:
      Left Hernia & Burns right leg. Whilst I was employed as a Potter about 10 years ago I strained myself through lifting heavy weights. Its hurts me if I walk about 2 miles, & I have to sit down & rest. I got the scar when I was about 9 years old. I was lifting a kettle of water off the fire when my clothes caught fire. This now affects me when I do much marching as the dry skins cracks.
      Did you suffer from the disease or injury before joining the army: yes
      Doctors who treated you: Dr Freer, The Green, Rugeley
      National Health Approved Society: Prudential Insurance Society
      Name and address of last employer: Cannock & Rugeley Colliery Co. Hednesford, Staffs
      Occupation before Army: Coal Miner
      Trade: Lampman
      27 Sep 1918
      Signed (Soldier) W Cumberlidge Private


      Descriptive Return of a Soldier medically boarded before Discharge or Transfer to the Reserve
      Soldier’s Name: Cumberlidge William
      Unit from which discharged: ‘K’ Company Scots Guards, Guards Depot
      Regimental No: 18157
      Rank: Private
      Age at discharge: 23 yrs 10 months
      Married: Single
      Occupation before enlistment: Coal Miner
      Name of approved society: Prudential Insurance Co Ltd
      Where born: Rugeley, Staffs and date: 15 Dec 1894
      Colour of hair on discharge: Light Brown
      Colour of eyes: Blue
      Complexion: Fair
      Christian name of father: Richard
      Christian name of mother: Gertrude
      Figure on discharge: Good
      Descriptive and other distinguishing marks: Large Burn Scar to Leg
      Signature: William Cumberlidge
      Rank: Private
      Station: Caterham
      19 Oct 1918
      SCOTS GUARDS

      Unmarried without children with the following dependents for whom an allowance is being paid:
      Mrs G Cumberlidge (Mother)
      Address: 13 Bees Lane, Rugeley
      29 Oct 1918

      REGIMENTAL CONDUCT SHEET

      Scots Regiment of Scots Guards
      Regimental Number and Name: 18157 Cumberlidge, William
      Attested: 23 February 1916
      Joined 25 May 1918
      Certified that there is no Record of the above named Soldier having received any Regiments Entry during his Service.
      24 Oct 1918, Guards Depot, Caterham Barracks, Caterham, Surrey

      Casualty Form – Active Service
      Regimental Number: 18157
      Regiment or Corps: Scots Guards
      Rank: Private
      Surname: Cumberlidge
      Christian Name: William
      Religion: Wesleyan
      Age on Enlistment: 21 years 2 months
      Enlisted: 23 Feb 1916
      Terms of Service: Duration of War
      Service reckons from: 25 May 1918
      3 Sep 1918 from TMB Caterham, Occupational, Cat B.2.
      Mobilized 25 May 1918
      Scots Guards posted 27 May 1918
      Next of kin: Mother Gert: Cumberlidge, 3 Bees Lane, Rugeley.

      MEDICAL HISTORY of Surname: CUMBERLEDGE Christian Name: William
      Birthplace, parish: Rugeley, County: Staffordshire
      Examined: 18 day of April 1918
      Declared age: 23 years 4 months
      Trade or Occupation: pre war miner
      Height: 5 feet 7¼ inches
      Weight 117 lbs
      Colour of Hair: Brown
      Complexion: Fresh
      Eyes: Blue
      Chest measurement, girth when fully expanded: 36½ inches, range of expansion 3 inches
      Vaccination marks: 4 Left Arm
      When vaccinated: Infancy
      Vision Right Eye – 6/6 Left Eye – 6/6
      Identification marks: Large burn scare right thigh and abdomen
      Fit for Grace I. (one)
      Joined on enlistment: Scots Guards Regtl. No. 18157
      Service Table – Station: Caterham arrived 26 May 1918

  • Sources 
    1. [S1167] File (merged): C:\Users\Bob\Documents\Family Historian Projects\Census 1901 England & Wales\Census 1901 England & Wales.fh_data\Census 1901 England & Wales.ged.
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    2. [S1591] Census 1901 Rugeley, Staffordshire, England RG13/2659/51/p5, (RG13/2659/51/p5).

    3. [S973] Census 1911 Rugeley, Staffordshire, England RG14PN16910 RG78PN1045 RD367 SD2 ED20 SN202, (RG14PN16910 RG78PN1045 RD367 SD2 ED20 SN202).

    4. [S12830] WW1 Army Service Record Guardsman 18157 William Cumberlidge K Company Scots Guards.

    5. [S12824] Marriages England & Wales 1920 Sep Qtr, Lichfield, William R Cumberlidge & Edith E Deakin.

    6. [S12823] Census 1939 Glencoe Hednesford Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England RG101/5419A/009/15, (RG101/5419A/009/15).

    7. [S12827] Deaths England & Wales 1970 Mar Qtr, Lichfield, William Richard Cumberlidge Date of Birth: 15 Dec 1894.

    8. [S12822] Births England & Wales 1895 Mar Qtr, Lichfield, William Richards Mother's Maidename: [Richards].

    9. [S1592] Marriages England & Wales 1896 Dec Qtr Lichfield, Richard Cumberlidge & Gertrude Richards.