Cumberbatch Family History

Thomas Cumberbirch[1, 2]

Male 1890 - 1966  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Thomas Cumberbirch  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born Aug 1890  Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Name Thomas Cumberbatch  [9, 10, 11, 12
    Residence 5 Apr 1891  19 John Street, Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Age: 8m 
    Residence 31 Mar 1901  2 Richard's Yard, Vauxhall Road, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 11y 
    Occupation 2 Apr 1911  Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Coal Miner Hewer 
    • Whether Employer, Worker, or Working on Own Account: Worker
    Residence 2 Apr 1911  4 Wolfindale's Yard, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Age: 20y 
    Occupation Between 28 Sep 1911 and 4 Aug 1917  [6, 7
    Private 2430 Lancashire Fusiliers 
    • Cause of Discharge: Wounds Par. 392(XVI) K.R. He suffered a gun shot wound to his left leg at Gallipoli on 4 May or 4 June of 1915.
    Reference Number 0002461 
    Reference Number 1891067 
    Reference Number 1901263 
    Reference Number 1911081 
    Died Between Jan 1966 and Mar 1966  Wigan Registration District, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Age: 75y 
    Person ID I2461  Cumberbatch
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2016 

    Father Richard Cumberbatch,   b. Between Apr 1851 and Jun 1851, Wigan, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jan 1904 and Mar 1904, Wigan Registration District, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Connor,   b. Cal 1853, Ince, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Between Jul 1878 and Sep 1878  Wigan Registration District, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Married Between Jul 1878 and Sep 1878  Wigan Registation District, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Family ID F1823  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hannah Booth 
    Married Between Oct 1917 and Dec 1917  St. George's Church, Gore Close, Heap Bridge, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F3169  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Aug 1890 - Wigan, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 8m - 5 Apr 1891 - 19 John Street, Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 11y - 31 Mar 1901 - 2 Richard's Yard, Vauxhall Road, Wigan, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Coal Miner Hewer - 2 Apr 1911 - Wigan, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Age: 20y - 2 Apr 1911 - 4 Wolfindale's Yard, Wigan, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between Oct 1917 and Dec 1917 - St. George's Church, Gore Close, Heap Bridge, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 75y - Between Jan 1966 and Mar 1966 - Wigan Registration District, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 1st Battalion THE LANCAHSIRE FUSILIERS
      B.26
      ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 [1914-15 Star].
      On date of Disembarkation
      Regtl. No. Rank Name Date of Disembarkation Remarks
      2430 Private CUMBERBIRCH T. 25 April 1915 2B [Balkans: Gallipoli and Aegean Islands] Discharged 4 Aug 1918
      Fulwood Barracks, Preston 28 May 1920

      LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT
      B 2963
      ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 301 & 266 of 1919.
      Regimental No. Rank Name Unit (in order)
      42517 Private CUMBERBIRCH Thomas 1 Lancashire Fusiliers 2430 Private; 9 Lancashire Fusiliers 2430; 16 Lancashire Fusiliers 2430 Silver War Badge

      Preston, 28 Apr 1920
      [7]
    • Thomas Cumberbirch 1890-1966
      Thomas Cumberbirch was born in August 1890 in Wigan, Lancashire, England. He was the son of Richard Cumberbirch, but also known as Cumberberch and Cumberbatch, and his wife Mary Jane nee Connor. He was a coal miner by 1911.

      Private 2430 Lancashire Fusiliers & Private 42517 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
      Enlisted Lancashire Fusiliers 28 September 1911 from the 3rd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. 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

      MILITARY HISTORY SHEET


      * 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

      Campaigns:

      * 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

      Wounded:

      * Yes
      * Wounded about 4 Jun 1915

      Medals, decorations and annuities: Pension Award 13/9 for 26 weeks

      Discharged physically unfit for further war service 4 August 1917 as a result of wounds. He received a Gun Shot Wound to his left leg (Compound fracture of Tibia) at Gallipoli on either 4 May or 4 June 1915.

      Silver War Badge
      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

      [8]
    • 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
      MILITARY HISTORY SHEET
      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
      Campaigns:
       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
      Wounded:
       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
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1744] File (merged): C:\Users\Bob\Documents\Family Historian Projects\Census 1891 England & Wales\Census 1891 England & Wales.fh_data\Census 1891 England & Wales.ged.
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    2. [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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    3. [S1688] Census 1901 Wigan, Lancashire, England RG13/3554/16/p23, (RG13/3554/16/p23).

    4. [S9231] Marriages England & Wales 1917 Dec Qtr, Bury, Thomas Cumberbirch & Hannah Booth.

    5. [S9232] Marriages England & Wales 1917, St George, Heap Bridge, Thomas Cumberbirch & Hannah Booth.

    6. [S9236] WW1 Silver War Badge Records for Thomas Cumberbirch Private 2430 Lancashire Fusiliers.

    7. [S9237] Medal Index Card WW1 Thomas Cumberbirch Private 2430 Lancashire Fusiliers.

    8. [S9238] Thomas Cumberbatch in the British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920.

    9. [S1874] Births England & Wales 1890 Sep Qtr Wigan, Thomas Cumberbatch.

    10. [S1871] Census 1891 Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, England RG12/3062/38/p33, (RG12/3062/38/p33).

    11. [S757] Census 1911 Wigan, Lancashire, England RG14PN22975 RG78PN1345 RD458 SD3 ED3 SN187, (RG14PN22975 RG78PN1345 RD458 SD3 ED3 SN187).

    12. [S7325] Death England & Wales 1966 Mar Qtr Wigan, Thomas Cumberbatch.

    13. [S6626] Marriages England & Wales 1878 Sep Qtr Wigan, Richard Cumberbirch & Mary Jane Connor.

    14. [S1872] Marriages England & Wales 1878 Sep Wigan, Cumberbirch Richard, (www.freebmd.org.uk).