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William George Cumberpatch

2nd Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery

William George Cumberpatch was born 11 Jul 1885 in Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He was the eldest son of Edward Arthur Cumberpatch and his wife Amy Myrtle nee Prowse. He was baptised at Knowle, Holy Nativity, Gloucestershire, England on 16 August 1885. William George was educated at Colstons Endowed Schools, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. William George Cumberpatch was a Clerk for Mssrs John Lysaght & Co based in Bristol, when he volunteered for the 1st Gloucestershire Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers on the 16th February 1905. He became Gunner 5718.

1st Gloucestershire RGAV VOLUNTEER CORPS

Name: Cumberpatch William George

Address: 1 Tortworth Road, Horfield, Bristol

Business Address: St Vincents Ironwork

Age: 19 years 8 months

Trade: Clerk

Employer Mssrs Lysaght & Co in Bristol

Oath taken 16th February 1905 at Bristol

He was medically examined:

Medical Inspection Report

Name; William George Cumberpatch

Age: 19 years 8 months

Height: 5 feet 9 inches
Chest: 37½ inches expanded with 3 inches of expansion
Sight: Good
Hearing: Good
Heart: Good
Lungs: Good
Fit or unfit: Fit

At Clifton February 23 1905

W G Cumberpatch 1st Gloucestershire RGA (V) Volunteer Corps Regimental No: 5718

He joined the 2nd South Middlesex Brigade RFA at Gloucester as Gunner 281 for one year on 3rd April 1908.

TERRITORIAL FORCE
ATTESTATION OF No: 281 Name: Cumberpatch W. G. Corps: SM B’de RFA

Name: William George Cumberpatch

Born: Horfield, Bristol, Gloucester

British Subject: Yes

Age: 22 years 9 months

Trade: Clerk

Employed: John Lysaght Limited

Residence: 1 Tortworth Road, Horfield

In the Army: Yes 1st Gloucestershire Royal Garrison Artillery (v)

Attested into: 2nd South Middlesex Brigade RFA at Gloucester for one year 3rd April 1908

Description of William G Cumberpatch

  • Height: 5 feet 8½ inches
  • Chest: 37 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
  • Considered FIT April 3rd 1908 at Clifton

I certify that this Attestation of the above-named Volunteer is correct and properly made up, and that the required forms appear to have been complied with. I accordingly approve and appoint him to the 1st South Middlesex Brigade RFA

April 3rd, 1908

STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 281 Name: W G Cumberpatch

Service towards engagement reckons from 3 April 1908

Joined at Clifton on 3 April 1908

1st Gloucestershire Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers Gunner 26 Feb 1905; From: 26 Feb 1905 to 31 Mar 1908

2nd South Middlesex Brigade RFA Camp Staddon Gunner June 1908

2nd South Middlesex Brigade RFA Camp Berrow Driver May & June 1909; From: 30 May 1909 to 13 June 1909

Total Service towards engagement in the Territorial Force to 2-4/[19]10 [Date of Discharge) [can’t read it]

Discharge in consequence of [can’t read it] [completion??] of his period of engagement


William George Cumberpatch married Edna Florence Neal in Q3 of 1915. Together they had:

  • Audrey E Cumberpatch, born Q2 1919 in Bristol
  • Brenda M Cumberpatch, born Q2 1921 in Bristol


During May of 1918 William George was Acting Bombardier 4681 and 832058 Royal Field Artillery. He was commissioned on 30 June 1918 becoming a Temporary Second Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Hw was granted the rank of 2nd Lieutenant:

Temp. 2nd Lts., and retain the rank of 2nd Lt. : —
W. G. Cumberpatch. 4th May 1919.
The London Gazette
Publication date:10 June 1921 Supplement:32354 Page:4710
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32354/supplement/4710 

William George Cumberpatch died in Q1 of 1970 in Bristol and his wife Edna Florence Cumberpatch died in July 1987 in Henley, Oxfordshire.

Medal Roll

ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT

251E

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal under Army Orders 301 and 266 of 1919.

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Unit (in order)

Remarks

2 Lieutenant

Private

Cumberpatch, W. G. [William George]

NW/1/9899

British War & Victory Medals IV 6116 W 9 Feb 1922

  

ROYAL HORSE & ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT

10673

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal under Army Orders 301 and 266 of 1919.

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Unit (in order)

Remarks

832058

Acting Bombardier

Cumberpatch, Wm. Geo. [William George]

RFA T. 4681 Acting Bombardier

Commissioned 30 Jun 1918 issued OFF/132/251E RFA 4 Apr 1922 Authority NW/1/9899

Charlton, 28 Sep 1920

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERPATCH

Royal Field Artillery (T)

Acting Bombardier

4681

832058

Royal Field Artillery

2nd Lieutenant

 

 

 

 

William George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

RFA OFF 132

251E

}

} IV6116 W/d 9 Feb 1922 NW/1/9899

R&t roll RFA(TF) 153B/10673

Commissioned 30 Jun 1918

NW/1/9899

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

France

 

Date of entry therein

23 May 1916

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

Correspondence

MS4D forwards address 10 Jun 1921

EF9 returned 18 Jan 1922

Address

37 Ravenswood Road

Redland

Bristol

(late 385 Gloucester Road)