45216 Private Ephraim Cumberbatch
Ephraim Cumberbatch was born in January 1894 in Silverdale, Staffordshire, England and was the son of Ephraim, Senior a Coal Miner, & Eliza Alice his wife. Following his school years he initially followed his father into the Colliery before answering the call of King and Country.
Helen Comberbach was thought to be about 18 years old when this portrait of her was painted. The painting was painted by Ozias Humphry RA 1742-1810. He was a well known portrait painter of the time and an acquaintance of Thomas Gainsborough. He was also the painter of the controversial portrait of Jane Austen.
Read her biography here.
The Barbados Second Contingent included 12 young men, six of whom gave their lives, all of whom will be commemorated when The Queen unveils the Bomber Command Memorial on Thursday 28th June 2012 in London, England.
The Barbados Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940 aboard the S.S. Maaskerk. It comprised: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E. W. Barrow, G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.
Sgt Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch, 1383404, is one of the 55,573 young men who gave their lives and will be commemorated when The Queen unveils the Bomber Command Memorial on Thursday 28th June 2012 in London, England.
After the run away success of Otters that look like Benedict Cumberbatch, Karen Bailey found the missing piece of the puzzle, an otter reading the FT.
No FT, No Comment!
No otter was harmed during the making of this...
M.V. COMBERBACH 120ft steel hulled cargo freighter with a 260 ton payload intentionally sunk in 1984 off Cape Santa Maria Beach, Bahamas as a diving attraction. She is lying upright, in 100 ft of water having a bus in her forward cargo hold approx. 1 mile off the coast of The Bahamas. Divers can swim through the wreck.
She was ordered in 1947 by ICI (formerly Brunner Mond Co. Ltd). Built in 1948 by W.J. Yarwood & Sons Ltd., shipbuilders of Northwich, Cheshire, England.
She was registered in 1948 in the Port of Liverpool her 'Official Number' being 182446.
M.V. represents Motorised Vessel: a 'Part II' registration on The Mercantile Navy List. This picture is reproduced with the kind permission of the Northwich Salt Museum Copyright: Cheshire County Council.
Her name, Comberbach, is a Cheshire place-name.
For ICI she carried 'products for the distribution department, raw materials for the production department and refuse for any department'.