William Cumberpatch 1871-1914

Military Service Record

SHORT SERVICE
ATTESTATION OF 6 7085 William Cumberpatch Short Service Attestation (One Year)

Born: St Thomas, Exeter, Devonshire

Age: 28 years 11 months on 18 January 1900       

Coachbuilder

Previous Service: Militia:  1st V B [Volunteer Battalion] Northamptonshire Regt

Description of William Cumberpatch

  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5 feet 6½ inches
  • Weight: 132 lbs
  • Chest: minimum 34 inches – maximum expansion 36 inches
  • Complexion: Dark
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Church of England: Yes

Considered FIT 18 Jan 1900 at Northampton

STATEMENT of SERVICES of 6 7085 W Cumberpatch

Northampton Depot Attested Private 18 Jan 1900

Northampton 2nd Battalion Transferred Private 15 Feb 1900

Discharged 10 May 1901 after 12 months engagement

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Home 18 Jan 1900 to 15 Feb 1901

South Africa 16 Feb 1901 to 3 May 1901

Medals South Africa

Next of Kin: Father John 26 St James End Northampton

Brother Henry (y)[younger] 26 St James End Northampton

TERRITORIAL FORCE

William Cumberpatch [2528]

No 75 4th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Born: St Thomas, Exeter, Devonshire

37 years & 2 months on 8th April 1908 Attested for 3 years

Coach Builder at Mr Mulliner’s

Abode: 37 Ash Street, Northampton

Married: yes

Previous service: Militia 1VB Northampton Regiment

8th April 1908 at Northampton

STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 75 William Cumberpatch

Regiment

Rank

Dates

From

To

1VB North’n Reg’t

Private

12 Jan 1891

12 Jan 1891

29 Apr 1906

1VB North’n Reg’t

Lce Cpl

30 Apr 1906

30 Apr 1906

31 Mar 1908

4 North’n Reg’t

Lce Cpl

1 Apr 1908

1 Apr 1908

31 Mar 1910

4th Bn North’n Regt Promoted

Corp’l

1 Apr 1910

1 Apr 1910

31 Mar 1911

4th Bn North’n Regt Re-engaged for 4yrs

Corp’l

27 Mar 1911

1 Apr 1911

18 Aug 1914

Annual Training

Regiment

 

Rank

Dates

From

To

4th North’n Regt

Milton Park

Lce Cpl

28 Aug 1908

28 Aug 1908

16 Aug 1908

4th North’n Regt

Landguard

Lce Cpl

1 Aug 1909

1 Aug 1909

15 Aug 1909

4th Bn North’n Regt

?

Corpl

27 Jul 1910

27 Jul 1910

17 Aug 1910

4th Bn North’n Regt

Thetford

Corpl

6 Aug 1911

6 Aug 1911

20 Aug 1911

4th Bn North’n Regt

Worthing

Corpl

28 Jul 1912

28 Jul 1912

11 Aug 1912

4th Northampton Regt

Shorncliffe

Corpl

27 Jul 1913

27 Jul 1913

10 Aug 1913

4th Northampton Regt

Leave 1914

 

 

 

 

1st Battalion Northampton Regiment embodied Corporal from 5 Aug 1914 to 18 Aug 1914

Total Service to 18/8/14 23 years 219 days. 18 Aug 1914 discharged being medically unfit for further military service

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Home from 12 Jan 1891 to 18 Aug 1914 23 years 219 days

Campaigns: South Africa 1900-1901; Home 5 Aug 1914 to 18 Aug 1914

Medals: Queens SA [South Africa] Medal 3 clasps; Volunteer Long Service

Wife: Emma, 37 Ash Street, Northampton

Total service towards engagement in the Territorial Force to 18 Aug 1914 (date of discharge) 23 years 219 days. No. 75 Corp W Cumberpatch Discharged in consequence of being Medically unfit for further Military Service – Northampton Jan 13 1915

Enlisted 1st April 1908 for 3 years and re-engaged 27 March 1911 for 4 years.

2nd Boer War 

2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
ROLL of Individuals entitled to the South African Medals and Clasps, under the Army Order granting the Medal, issued on 1st April, 1901.

Regimental No.: 7085

Rank: Private

Name: Cumberpatch W

Entitled to Clasp:

Cape Colony
Orange Free State
Transvaal

Discharged

Northampton, 21 May 1901

1st Volunteer Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment
ROLL of Individuals entitled to the Queen’s South African Medals and Clasps, under the Army Order No. 233 issued on 1st October, 1902, or to additional Clasps to the Queen’s Medal under that Army Order.

Regimental No.: 7085

Rank: Private

Name: Cumberpatch W

In possession

Roll sent 21 Aug 1901

Entitled to Clasp:

Cape Colony
Orange Free State
Transvaal
South Africa, 1901

Medal & 3 Clasps CC, OFS, & T’vaallis OC 68/48/134

Northampton, 21 May 1901