George Cumberbatch

Corporal WR/43011 Roads & Quarries Royal Engineers formerly Private 18101 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derby Regiment)

George Cumberpatch was born in Moulton, Northamptonshire, England in 1877. He was the son of John Cumberpatch and his wife Mary nee Jayes. His family had moved to Nottingham by 1890 and he became a labourer. In 1901 he was a bricklayer's labourer.

George married Martha Andrews at St Saviour Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England on 20 May 1899. They had three children:

  • George CUMBERPATCH, born 6 Jul 1904, Nottingham Registration District, Nottinghamshire, England and who died in 1978, Nottingham Registration District, Nottinghamshire, England
  • John CUMBERPATCH, born 3 Aug 1905, Nottingham Registration District, Nottinghamshire, England and who died in 1972, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Frederick CUMBERPATCH, born 31 Oct 1907, Nottingham Registration District, Nottinghamshire, England and who died in Apr 1998, Nottingham Registration District, Nottinghamshire, England

George enlisted in the army on 24 October 1914 at Nottingham. George became Private 18101 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derby Regiment). He enlisted for 3 years or for the duration of the war. He was described as:

Description of George Cumberpatch on Enlistment
Age: 37 years 295 days
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 160 lbs
Chest: 41 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Complexion: Sallow
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Dark Brown
Religion: Baptist
Distinctive marks: Tattoo M.A. inside heart left wrist - perhaps the M.A. was named after Martha Andrews his wife
Passed FIT 24th October 1914

George served for a total of 4 years and 195 to his discharge on 17 April 1919. His military career in summary:

  • Notts & Derby Regiment he was attested Private 24 Oct 1914
  • Joined his regiment at Derby on 28 Oct 1914 & Posted Private 28 Oct 1914
  • 11th Battalion Posted Private 3 Nov 1914
  • 11th Battalion appointed Unpaid Lance Corporal 1 Sep 1914
  • Arrived in France 28 Aug 1915
  • 99 D Posted Home Private 16 Apr 1917
  • Wounded Gun Shot Wound Left Ankle, Right Groin, Left Thigh, R arm, head & left shoulder 9 Apr 1917
  • Posted Private 8 Apr 1918
  • Royal Engineers Road & Quarry Compulsorily Transferred 20 May 1918
  • Road & Quarry Bordon Posted Private 21 May 1918
  • Bordon Appointed Acting Lance Corporal 15 Jul 1918
  • British Expeditionary Force (BEF) Posted from RQTD [Road & Quarry Troop Division] PR2096 Bordon Reverts on Transfer to Private 19 Jul 1918
  • BEF Appointed Lance Corporal 17 Jul 1918
  • BEF Promoted Corporal 10 Sep 1918
  • Transferred to Z Army Reserve on demobilization 17 Apr 1919 Place: London
  • Home Address: 18 Grainger Street, Nottingham

His service included:

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

  • Home from 24 Oct 1914 to 2 Nov 1914
  • British Expeditionary Force France from 3 Nov 1914 to 15 Apr 1917
  • Home from 16 Apr 1917 to 18 Jul 1918
  • British Expeditionary Force from 19 Jul 1918 to 19 Mar 1919
  • Home from 20 Mar 1919 to 17 Apr 1919
  • Total: 4 years 185 days
  • Campaigns:
    • Home 24 Oct 1914 to 2 Nov 1914
    • British Expeditionary Force France 3 Nov 1914 to 15 Apr 1917
    • Home 16 Apr 1917

As a result of him being 50% disabled due to multiple gun shot wounds he was awarded a weekly pension of 15/- from 18 April 1919 to be reviewed in 52 weeks.

George was entitled to the (1) 1914-15 Star, and (2) British War and Victory Medals which he acknowledged receipt of on 2 July 1921 and 20 June 1922.

George died in Nottingham in 1940 and his wife Martha Cumberpatch died in Nottingham in 1962.

George Cumberpatch in the British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Name:  George Cumberpatch

Gender:               Male

Birth Date:          abt 1877

Birth Place:         Moulton, Northampton

Enlistment Age:               37

Document Year:               1914

Regimental Number:     18101

Regiment Name:             Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters) Regiment

Number of Images:         3 [Ancestry]

Form Title:          Short Service Attestation

SHORT SERVICE ATTESTATION OF

No: 18101

Name: George Cumberbatch (sic)

Corps: Sherwood Forresters

What is your name?: George Cumberpatch

Born: In the Parish of Moulton in or near the town of Northampton in the County of Northampton

British Subject: Yes

Age: 37 years 295 days

Trade: Bricklayers Labourer

Resided out of Father’s house for 3 years? : (a) Yes, Nottingham (b) Yes, Nottingham

Are you married: Yes

Ever imprisoned: No

Previous military service: No

Attested 24th October 1914 at Nottingham

18101 George Cumberpatch

Service towards limited engagement reckons from 24 Oct 1914

Joined at Derby on 28 Oct 1914
Notts & Derby attested Private 24 Oct 1914
Posted Private 28 Oct 1914
11 th Battalion Posted Private 3 Nov 1914
11 th Battalion appointed Unpaid LC 1 Sep 1914
99 D Posted Home Private 16 Apr 1917
Wounded Gun Shot Wound Left Ankle, Right Groin, Left Thigh, R arm, head & left shoulder 9 Apr 1917
Posted Private 8 Apr 1918
Royal Engineers Road & Quarry Compulsorily Transferred Recd by A.C.J. 468/1918 20 May 1918
Road & Quarry Bordon Posted Private 21 May 1918
Bordon Appointed A/L/Corporal 15 Jul 1918
BEF Posted from QQTD PR2096 Bordon Reverts on Transfer Private 19 Jul 1918
BEF Appointed Lance Corporal 17 Jul 1918
BEF Promoted Corporal 10 Sep 1918
Authority D of D No 108/55 d/ 11 Oct 1918
Transferred to Z Army Reserve on demobilization 17 Apr 1919 Place: London
Home Address: 18 Grainger Street, Nottingham

Total Service towards Engagement to 17 Apr 1919 (date of discharge) 4 years 195 days

STATEMENT of SERVICES of No 18101 Name: Geo. Cumberpatch

Service towards limited engagement reckons from 24 Oct 1914

Joined at Nottingham on 24th October 1914

Derby Posted Private 24 Oct 1914

Transferred to 11th (Service) Battalion Sherwood Foresters Private 4 Nov 1914

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Name and address of next of kin:

Wife Martha                      }
Son George                        }   23 Grainger Street, Nottingham
Son John                              }
Son Frederick                    }

Particulars as to Marriage:

Name of Woman: Martha Andrews

Place and date: St Saviours Nottingham 20 May 1899

Particulars as to Children:

George born: 6 Jul 1904 Nottingham
John born 3 Aug 1905 Nottingham
Frederick born 31 Oct 1907 Nottingham

Description of George Cumberpatch on Enlistment

Age: 37 years 295 days
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 160 lbs
Chest: 41 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Complexion: Sallow
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Dark Brown
Religion: Baptist
Distinctive marks: Tattoo M.A. inside heart left wrist

Passed FIT 24th October 1914

 

To: Mr G. Cumberpatch, 18 Grainger St, Nottingham

Please acknowledge hereon receipt of your Will which was sent to this Office for safe custody, and is now returned to you in view of your discharge From the Army.

WILL RECEIVED 25 May 1919

Signature G Cumberpatch

MINISTRY OF PENSIONS

Sir, I am directed by the Minister of Pensions to inform you of the undermentioned decision in the case of a man whose discharge documents have been received ___ with the view to having the claim to pension considered.

Rank: Corporal

Regimental No: WR/43011 [WR = Waterways & Railways]

Name: CUMBERPATCH George

Regiment: PCC Royal Engineers

Date of Transfer: 17 Apr 1919

Age on Transfer: 42

Marital Status: Married

Address on Transfer 18 Grainger St Nottingham

Disabilities: Sun Shot Wound Multiple

Degree of Disablement: 50%

Weekly Pension: 15/- from 18 Apr 1919 to be reviewed in 52 weeks

Allowance for 3 children

Pending Notification of Children

EXTRACT from A.F. B.103

No: WR/43011

Name: Cumberpatch George

Enlisted 24 Oct 1914

Service reckons from 24 Oct 1914

Age on enlistment 37 & 295 days

Unit: Notts D attached Private 24 Oct 1914

Unit: Derby D posted Private 28 Oct 1914

11 posted Private 3 Nov 1914

11 appointed L/Corporal (unpaid) 1 Sep 1916

99 D posted Home 16 Apr 1917

L/Corporal Wounded Gun Shot Wound Left Ankle, Right Groin, Left Thigh, R arm, head & left shoulder

84 Posted Private 8 Apr 1918

R & Q [Road & Quarry] Compulsorily transferred Authy A.C. J468/1918 Private 20 May 1918

Posted Private 21 May 1918

Appointed Corporal 15 Jul 1918

Inside Sheet

Age: 42

Disability; Gun Shot Wound Ankle, Groin, Thigh, Arms, Head, Shoulder

No: WR/43011

Name: Cumberpatch George

From whom: The Controller RCC Royal Engineers Ministry of Pensions Chelsea S.W.

Transferred to Class “Z” Reserve on Demobilization Date: 17 Apr 1919 at London

Character: Very Good

OFFENCE RECORD

No. 18101

Name: Cumberpatch G

Company: B Company

Corps: 11 Sherwood Foresters

ROAD & QUARRY ROYAL ENGINEERS

Character V Good

Place

Date of Offence

Rank

Offence

Witnesses

Punishment

Date of award

Field

1915

Private

Disregarding Bath Orders

S M Hull

Sgt Mather

7 days F.P.

23 Nov 1915

Field

10 Aug 1916

Private

Absent from his cooker from 11 am until sent into billets under arrest

CSM Galer

Sgt Slater

4 days Cb returned to duty

15 Aug 1916

Field

17 Nov 1916

Lance Corporal

Absent from 9 pm until 10.55 17 Nov 1916

Gd Newberry?

Sgt Sutton

Severely Reprimanded

18 Nov 1916


RECEIPT

11 Sep 1919

RECEIVED Two inches of Riband of the BRITISH WAR MEDAL

Signature G Cumberpatch

Regtl. No. WR 43011

Rank: Corporal

Date: 8 Sep 1919

PROTECTION CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY

Dispersal Unit Stamp: 21 Mar 1919 Harrowby Camp, Grantham

Surname: Cumberpatch

Christian Names: George

Regtl. No. W/43011

Rank: Corporal

Unit: 249 Roads

Regiment; Royal Engineers

Pay Office: London

The above named soldier is granted 28 days’ furlough

Theatre of War: France

Born in Year: 1876

Medical Category: BII

21 Mar 1919 Harrowby Camp, Grantham

3rd Bn The Sherwood Foresters

Particulars of No: 18101

Name: Lance Corporal Cumberpatch G

Enlistment:

Attested
Joined up Oct 1916
Place: Nottingham
Age 38

Category B2

Religion: Baptist

Married or Single: Married

Trade: Labourer

Height: 5’ 8”

Chest: 40” max 39” min

Disability Classification: 2nd

Service 1yr 9/12

Home Address: 18 Grainger St, Nottingham

Last Free Warrant 8 Apr 1918 Hospital

18 May 1918 Sunderland

ARMY PAY OFFICE

[Pay sent to]

Mrs Margaret Cumberpatch 23 Grainger St Notts Wife

Separation Allowance 19/6

Allotment of pay 3/6

Casualty Form – Active Service

Religion Baptist

Age 37

Trade: Labourer

Regiment 11th (SERVICE) BATTALION SHERWOOD FORESTERS

ROAD & QUARRY TROOPS ROYAL ENGINEERS

Regimental No. 18101

Rank: Private Lance Corporal

Name: George Cumberpatch

Enlisted: Nottingham 24 Oct 1914

Service (a) 2 Years or Duration [of War]

Service reckons from 24 Oct 1914

Date of Appointment to lance rank: 1 Sep 1916

Report

Record

Place of Casualty

Date of Casualty

Remarks

Date

From whom received

 

 

Embarked 18 May 1918

Folkestone

27-28 Aug 1915

 

4 Dec 1915

OC Bn.

7 days F.P. for disregarding Bn. Orders

In the Field

23 Nov 1915

 

13 Feb 1916

26 FA

Shrapnel Wound Fingers Left hand

Admitted in the Field

12 Feb 1916

7 CCS 12 Feb 1916

19 Feb 1916

OC Bn.

Wounded Admitted Hospital

In Medical

12 Feb 1916

 

14 Feb 1916

23 General Hospital

Admitted 23 General Hospital (Gun Shot Wound Left Hand)

Etaples

14 Feb 1916

WO List H.5980

20 Feb 1916

23 General Hospital

Transferred to 6 Con Depot

Etaples

20 Feb 1916

Ditto 6090

12 Feb 1916

1 Can CCS

Admitted Shrapnel Wound 3rd/Finger Left Hand

Field

12 Feb 1916

A36/EO7805

3 Apr 1916

6 Con Depot

Discharged to Batt. Camp

Etaples

2 Apr 1916

Memo (Class A)

19 Feb 1916

1 Can CCS

For transfer to the Base shrapnel 3rd finger right hand

Field

13 Feb 1916

AT22/ 13 Feb 1916 A36 EO7829

12 Feb 1916

1 Can CCS

For transfer to the Base shrapnel 3rd finger right hand admitted

Field

12 Feb 1916

A36EO7805

22 Apr 1916

OC Bn.

Rejoined Bn.

Field

14 Apr 1916

B213

Next of kin: Wife Martha 18 Grainger St, Nottingham

14 Apr 1917

OC Bn

 

Field

9 Apr 1917

B213

Apr 1917

4 Lin Field Ambulance

Admitted Gun Shot Wound back legs & right arm

Field

10 Apr 1917

To 3 Can CCS ED2829

14 Apr 1917

3 Can CCS

Gun Sot Wound Both legs Left Shoulder

Field

10 Apr 1917

To 8 At 12/4 ED2939

20 Apr 1917

13 General Hospital

Gun Sot Wound Both legs Left Shoulder severe

Boulogne

13 Apr 1916

H A8504

15 Apr 1917

No 13 General Hospital

To England

Hospital Ship “Jan Breydel”

15 Apr 1917

 

5 Jul 1918 Appointed A/Lance/Corporal (paid)

Casualty Form – Active Service

Lance Corporal

Religion Baptist

Age 37 years 295 months [days]

Trade: Labourer (36) Married

Enlisted: 24 Oct 1914

Service (a) 2 Years or Duration [of War]

Service reckons from 24 Oct 1914

Date of Appointment to lance rank: 1 Sep 1916

Report

Record

Place of Casualty

Date of Casualty

Remarks

Date

From whom received

 

 

 

 

19 Jul 1918

 

 

 

Attested Private

Notts & Derby

24 Oct 1914

 

 

 

Posted Private

Notts & Derby

28 Oct 1918

 

 

 

Posted Private

11th (Service) Battalion Sherwood Foresters

3 Nov 1914

 

 

 

Appointed unpaid Lance Corporal

 

1 Sep 1916

 

 

 

Posted Home Private

99th Depot

16 Apr 1917

 

 

 

Posted Private

84th

9 Apr 1918

 

 

Records

Appointed Lance Corporal (paid) Authority Department of Records DR 108/55

On Service

17 Jul 1918

(7 d/ 19 Oct/1918)

21 Sep 1918

OC 349 RCC

Appointed Acting Corporal paid

On Service

10 Sep 1918

 

21 Sep 1918

OC 349 RCC

Promoted Corporal Authority Department of Records No 108/55 d/ 11 Oct 1918

On Service

10 Sep 1918

B213

 

 

Despatched to US (LS)

19 Mar 1919

 

 

 

RECORD OFFICE 17 Jun 1922

I am directed to forward the accompanying BRITISH WAR MEDAL & VICTORY MEDAL which has been awarded to you in respect of your services

Please complete receipt and return this card. No stamp is required. 972 R.O.

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of the [blank]

Regtl. No.: 18101 WR43011

Rank: Corporal

Signature G Cumberpatch

Unit 349 Royal Engineers

Date: 20 June 1922

RECORD OFFICE 17 Jun 1922

I am directed to forward the accompanying 1914-15 Star which has been awarded to you in respect of your services

Please complete receipt and return this card. No stamp is required. 972 R.O.

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of the [blank]

Regtl. No.: 18101 WR43011

Rank: Corporal

Signature G Cumberpatch

Unit 349 Royal Engineers

Date: 20 June 1922

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Home from 24 Oct 1914 to 2 Nov 1914

France from 3 Nov 1914 to 15 Apr 1917

Home from 16 Apr 1917 to 18 Jul 1918

BEF from 19 Jul 1918 to 19 Mar 1919

Home from 20 Mar 1919 to 17 Apr 1919

Total: 4 years 185 days

Campaigns:

Home 24 Oct 1914 to 2 Nov 1914

British Expeditionary Force France 3 Nov 1914 to 15 Apr 1917

Home 16 Apr 1917

Name and address of next of kin:

Wife Martha                      }
Son George                        }   23 Grainger Street, Nottingham
Son John                              }
Son Frederick                    }

Particulars as to Marriage:

Name of Woman: Martha Andrews

Place and date: St Saviours Nottingham 20 May 1899

Particulars as to Children:

George born: 6 Jul 1904 Nottingham
John born 3 Aug 1905 Nottingham
Frederick born 31 Oct 1907 Nottingham

Description of George Cumberpatch on Enlistment

Age: 37 years 295 days
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 160 lbs
Chest: 41 inches expanded with 4 inches of expansion
Complexion: Sallow
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Dark Brown
Religion: Baptist
Distinctive marks: Tattoo M.A. inside heart left wrist

Passed FIT 24th October 1914

Medal Rolls

ROYAL ENGINEERS

1478

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 [1914-15 Star]

 

 

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Remarks

Notts & Derby Regiment

18101

Private

Cumberpatch G. [George]

28 Aug 1915 (1) [France]

R.E. R. & Q. [Roads & Quarries] Corporal 43011

Chatham, 1 Mar 1921

ROYAL ENGINEERS R and Q [Roads and Quarries] REGIMENT

B/3018

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

WR/43011

Corporal

Cumberpatch, George

11/Notts & Derby Regiment 18101 Private

Royal Engineers WR/43011

 

Chatham

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERPATCH

Notts & Derby Regiment

Private

18101

Royal Engineers

Corporal

WR/43011

 

 

 

George

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

RE/103B12

3018

 

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

 15 STAR

RE/27c2

1478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

1 [France]

 

Date of entry therein

28 Aug 1915

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

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