Arthur Prowse Cumberpatch 1891-1975

Able Seaman 238966 Royal Navy

Arthur Prowse Cumberpatch was born on 9 June 1891 in Horfield, Bristol in Gloucester, England. He was the youngest son of Edward Arthur Cumberpatch and his wife Amy Myrtle nee Prowse. On 31 May 1907 and at the age of 15 years old Arthur joined the Royal Navy as a Boy. He progressed steadily to become Able Seaman 238966 and was discharged on 8 June 1921.

Arthur married Nellie Louisa Stock in 1918 and hey had two children:

  • Olive P Cumberpatch, born 1920
  • Sheila N Cumberpatch, born 1928

Arthur died on 4 Marc 1975 and left an estate worth £10,500. His wife died in 1990.

Royal Navy Service Record

 

238966 Devonport

Name: Arthur Prowse Cumberpatch

Date of Birth: 9 June 1891

Place of Birth: Bristol, Gloucester

Occupation: Plumbers Mate

Date and Period of C.S. Engagements: 9 June 1909 – 12 years

Age: F.E. [First Entry] 18

Height: 5 ft 3 1/8 Inches

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Grey

Complexion: fresh

Wounds, Scars or Marks: Small scar on forehead

Ships served in

Impregnable List & No: 15, 1584; Rating: Boy 2nd Class; Badges: G1 8 Jun 1912; Period of Service from: 31 May 1907

Impregnable List & No: 15, 1584; Rating: Boy 1st Class; Badges: G1 12 Jul 1917; Period of Service from:3 Apr 1908 to 1 June 1908

Surly List & No: 15a, 60; Rating: Boy 1st Class; Period of Service from:2 Jun 1908 to 10 Sep 1908

Vivid List & No: 15 3, 1649; Rating: Boy 1st Class; Period of Service from:11 Sep 1908 to 25 Sep 1908

Mars List & No: 15 II, 106; Rating: Boy 1st Class; Period of Service from:26 Sep 1908 to 3 Oct 1908

Bulwark List & No: 5 2, 261; Rating: Boy 1st Class; Period of Service from:4 Oct 1908 Character Very Good

Bulwark List & No: 5 2, 261; Rating: Ordinary Seaman; Period of Service from:10 Jun 1909 to 28 Feb 1910; Character Very Good 31 Dec 1909

Vivid List & No: 15 2, 199 4893; Rating: Ordinary Seaman; Period of Service from:1 Mar 1910 to 31 Mar 1910; Character Very Good 31 Dec 1910

Queen List & No: 5 2, 354; Rating: Ordinary Seaman; Period of Service from:1 Apr 1910 to 31 Mar 1910; Character Very Good 31 Dec 1911

Queen List & No: 5 2, 199 4893; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:3 Dec 1910 to 14 May 1912; Character Very Good 31 Dec 1912

Vivid I List & No: 15 2, 199 4893; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:15 May 1912 to 22 Nov 1912; Character Very Good 31 Dec 1913

Conqueror List & No: 5 2, 110; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:23 Nov 1912 to 21 Jun 1914

Vivid I List & No: 15 2, 429; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:22 Jun 1914 to 27 Jun 1914; Character: Very Good; Discharged: Shore purchase

 

Joined RFR [Royal Fleet Reserve] Dev B5938, 28 June 1914

Theseus List & No: 14, 32; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:2 Aug 1914 to 28 Nov 1914; Character: Very Good 31 Dec 1914

Vivid I List & No: 15B, 335; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:29 Nov 1914 to 18 Feb 1915; Character: Very Good 31 Dec 1915

Hussar List & No: 14 11, K10; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:19 Feb 1915 to 14 Jun 1915; Character: Very Good 31 Dec 1916

Europa List & No: 14 ER, 10; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:15 Jun 1915 to 31 Dec 1916; Character: Very Good 31 Dec 1917

Europa (Leonardo) List & No: 12, 4; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:1 Jan 1917 to 31 Mar 1917; Character: Very Good 31 Dec 1918

Europa (Leonardo) List & No: 12, 4; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:1 Apr 1917 to 16 Mar 1918

Vivid II List & No: 15 BII, 485; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:17 Mar 1918 to 3 Jun 1918

Devonshire List & No: 5 2 RFR, 36; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:4 Jun 1918 to 30 Jun 1919; Character Very Good; Shore on demobilization

Vivid II List & No: 15 IIRFR(B), 187; Rating: Able Seaman; Period of Service from:11 Apr 1921 to 8 Jun 1921; Character Very Good Demobilized

 

Remarks

 

Per Vivid I Sept Ledger 15579 of 13 Jun 1914 approves discharge by Purchase £24 paid by man for Dly P. Vr J Conqueror May 1914 £6 refunded to man correct amt being £18 9/4290

34 Conqueror June 1914

Vide June 18 Ledger over 6 yrs 14 Jul 1915 Reenters £5 D.G. June 1921

Recommended for RFR [Royal Fleet Reserve]

Medal Roll

ROYAL NAVY WW1 MEDAL ROLL

14

Roll: R.N. [Royal Navy]

Name

Rank or Rating

No.

Medals, &c, earned

How Issued or disposed of

Remarks

CUMBERPATCH, Arthur P.

Able Seaman

238966

1914-15 Star

Victory

British War

Self

 

ADM 171/100

Source: Admiralty, and Ministry of Defence, Navy Department: Medal Rolls. The National Archives microfilm publication ADM 171, 202 rolls. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.

Note:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/records/abbreviations-in-world-war-one-medal-index-cards-rank.pdf

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-military-campaign-and-service-medals/#9-appendix-2-abbreviations-found-in-adm-171