Ernest Cumberbirch

Sergeant 3256 Lancashire Fusiliers

Ernest Cumberbirch was born 27 Sep 1893 at 77 Henry Street, Manchester, Lancashire, England. He was the eldest son of Ernest Cumberbirch and his wife Ellen nee Farrell.
In addition to the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals Ernest was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the Field.

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal for bravery in the Field to the undermentioned Warrant Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and men : —
LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS.
3526 Sjt. E. Cumberbirch (Manchester).
The Edinburgh Gazette
Publication date:14 November 1918 Issue:13351 Page:4189
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/Edinburgh/issue/13351/page/4189

The National Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918

CUMBERBIRCH, E., Pte., 2nd Loyal N. Lancs. Regt. He volunteered in August 1914, and in January 1915 proceeded to France, where he was in action at Armentieres, Bullecourt, Ypres, Passchendaele, the Somme, Cambrai, and in the 1918 Retreat and Advance. He was wounded at Havrincourt in September 1918, and was demobilised in the following year. Shortly afterwards he re-enlisted for a further period of service, and holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.

36, Hood Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Z11412 [Source: E. Cumberbirch in the England, The National Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918]

Ernest Cumberbirch married Lena Daulby in Q1 1919 in Manchester Registration District, Lancashire, England. Together they had:

  • Ernest J Cumberbirch born Q1 1919 Manchsester and died Q4 1925
  • Gerard Cumberbirch born Q1 1919 Chorlton Registration District, Lancashire, England
  • Frank Cumberbirch born Q3 1923 Salford Registration District, Lancashire, England
  • Alice Cumberbirch born Q1 1928 Salford Registration District, Lancashire, England

Ernest died in Q3 1971 in Manchester.

Medals

2nd BATTALION LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS REGIMENT

B 15

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

Remarks

 

Regtl. No.

Rank

 

3526

Sergeant

CUMBERBIRCH E. [Ernest]

(M.M) [Military Medal]

15 May 1915 1 [France]

Discharged 9 Sep 1919

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, 5 Feb 1920

LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS REGIMENT

1837B

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)

Theatres of war in which served

3526

Sergeant

CUMBERBIRCH Ernest

2nd Lancs Fus

3526 Sergeant

 

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, 5 Mar 1920

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERBIRCH

2/ Lancashire Fusiliers

Sergeant

3526

Ditto

Ditto

ditto

 

 

 

Ernest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

H/1/101 B8

1837

Discharged 9 Sep 1919

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

15 Star

H/1/18B

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List

H/2859/1

 

Theatre of War first served in

  1. France

 

Date of entry therein

15 May 1915

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

Correspondence

Address

 

Silver War Badge

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

No. H/2859/1 23 Sep 1919 War Office

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Enlistment

Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas

3526

Sergeant

Cumberbirch E. [Ernest]

Lancashire Fusiliers

B/304121

5 Jun 1912

9 Sep 1919

392 (XVI) K.R.   [Age:] 26

A.I. Yes

Preston, 18 Sep 1919

Medals as a Private were Unlcaimed

ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS REGIMENT

No. 53

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

Remarks

 

Regtl. No.

Rank

1/K.O.R.L.

2481

Private

CUMBERBIRCH Ernest

26 Jan 1915 (1) [France]

42507 Private Discharged 6 Jul 1918

Star returned KR/992 8149/Adt [unclaimed]

20 Dec 1919, Shrewsbury

ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS REGIMENT

5350 (b)

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)

Theatres of war in which served

42507

Private

CUMBERBIRCH Ernest

1/R Lanc. R. Pte 2481

1/R. Lan. R.

4/Garr/R/ W. Fus. 42507

1/R. W. Fus.

1/R.W. Fus.

British War & Victory medals returned (992 K.R.) 8639/Adt

[unclaimed]

26 Feb 1921, Shrewsbury

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERBIRCH

Royal Lancashire Regiment

Private

2481

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Private

42507

 

 

 

Ernest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

J/2/102 B17

5350

Discharged 6 Jul 1918 Returned CRV 143/B d: 1 Nov 1924 A/VS 11420 8639/Adt

[15 Star] Returned (1743 K.R. 1912) 8149/Adt

 

8639/Adt

8149/Adt

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

15 Star

J/2/2 C

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List

J/652/2

 

Theatre of War first served in

  1. France

 

Date of entry therein

26 Jan 1915

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

Correspondence

Address

 

Silver War Badge

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

No. J/652/2 War Office 24 Jun 1918

B/6/1178

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Enlistment

Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas

42507

Pte

Cumberbirch, Ernest

R.W.F. [Royal Welsh Fusiliers]

418,802

21 Jul 1914

6 Jul 1918

A.O. 265 Para 2. B. 1. Para 392, (16) K.R.

Age 25,    Yes

Shrewsbury, 22 June 1918