Thomas Leonard Barton Cumberlidge 1896-1942

Private 240544 & 9471 1/8 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

Thomas Leonard Barton Cumberlidge was born in 1896 in Tonge, Middleton, Lancashire, England. He was the son of George William Cumberlidge and Eliza nee Spiller.

He enlisted in the army shortly after World War One started on 2 September 1914 as Private 9471 in the 1/8 Lancashire Fusiliers. He entered the war in the Balkans on 5 May 1915 but became a casualty. He was discharged as medically unfit for war service on 18 July 1919. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals and the Silver War Badge.

Thomas married Elsie Elizabeth Radcliffe in 1921 and they had two children:

  • Joyce Cumberlidge, born 1924 in Oldham, Lancashire
  • Leonard B Cumberlidge, born in 1930 in Oldham, Lancashire

He was living apart from his family and working as a greyhound racing track manager living at Regent Cottage, Cochno Road, Hardgate, Duntocher, Dunbartonshire, Scotland when he died on 6 June 1942. He died at Stobhill Hospital, 133 Balornock Rd, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland and his death was caused by:

  1. Chronic alcoholism
  2. Suicidal cut-throat
  3. Vagus neuritis
  4. Sudden cardiac failure

His wife Elsie died in 1978 in Manchester, Lancashire.

Medal Roll

1/8th LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS Regiment or Corps when Decoration was earned

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

On date of Disembarkation

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Regtl. No.

Rank

9471

Private

CUMBERLIDGE T.

5 May 1915 2B [Balkans]

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, 12 Feb 1920

LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS REGIMENT OR CORPS

7492. B

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

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Units and Corps

Remarks

240544

Private

CUMBERLIDGE Thomas

1/6th Lancashire Fusiliers 9471 Private

15th Lancashire Fusiliers 240544

 

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, 8 Apr 1921

Silver War Badge

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

H/2715/1, 30 Jul 1918 WAR OFFICE

 

Regtl No.

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Enlistment

Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas

240544

Private

Cumberlidge, T.

Lancashire Fusiliers

B260184

2 Sep 1914

18 Jul 1919

Para 392 xvi a.i Kings Regulations

Age on discharge: 25

Yes

Preston, 26th July 1919

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl. No.

CUMBERLIDGE

1/8 Lancashire Fusiliers

Private

9471

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240544

 

 

 

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

H/1/101B36

7492

 

BRITISH

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STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List

H/2715/1

Theatre of War first served in

2B Balkans

Date of entry therein

5 May 1915

 

 

 

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