Barry Stephenson Cumberlege 1891-1970

Major in the Royal Army Service Corps

Barry Stephenson CUMBERLEGE OBE, was the son of Charles Farrington CUMBERLEGE (1851-1929) and Esther Faithfull FLEET (1854-1944). He was born on 5 June 1891 in Jesmond, Northumberland, England. He was baptised on 2 July 1891 in St. George's Church, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England. 

On 31 March 1901 he lived in Albert Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, England. Between September 1905 and July 1910 he was educated at Durham School. Between 1910 and 1913 he was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England. He was awarded a double blue at Cambridge for rugby and cricket.

On 7 September 1914 he became a Second Lieutenant on probation in the Army Service Corps. On 5 March 1915 he was promoted to Second Lieutenant in the Army Service Corps. On 20 April 1916 he was promoted to Temporary Captain in the Army Service Corps. On 29 November 1917 he was promoted to Captain in the Army Service Corps. On 13 March 1918 he was an Acting Major in the Army Service Corps Special Reserves. 

On 16 March 1919 he was a Captain (Acting Major) and was Mentioned in Despatches of Sir Douglas Haig:

War Office,
10th July, 1919.
The following is a continuation of Sir D. Haig's despatch of the 16th March 1919, submitting names deserving of special mention: -
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS (S.R.).
Cumberlege, Capt. (A./Maj.) B. S.
The London Gazette
Publication date:8 July 1919 Supplement:31446 Page:8770
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31446/supplement/8770

On 18 April 1919 he was a Captain (Acting Major) in the Army Service Corps Special Reserves but relinquishes his Acting Major Rank. 

On 3 June 1919 he was a Captain (Acting Major) Royal Army Service Corps and was awarded the OBE: 

CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD.
St. James's Palace, S.W.,
3rd June, 1919.
The KING has been graciously pleased on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for valuable service rendered in connection with military operations in France: —
To be Officers of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
Cumberlege, Capt. (A./Maj.) Barry Stephenson, R.A.S.C.
The London Gazette
Publication date:30 May 1919 Issue:31370 Page:6798
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31370/page/6798

On 28 January 1920 he was a Captain (late Acting Major) and resigns his Commission and is granted the rank of Major. On 12 June 1920 he lived in 116 Oakwood Court, Kensington, London, England. On 12 June 1920 he was a Major R.A.S.C. in 116 Oakwood Court. 

Barry married Lovella Louisa GILLIS, daughter of James Gillis, on 12 June 1920 in St Barnabas Church, Kensington, London, England when he was 29 and she was 30. The marriage was witnessed by Duncan Spencer CUMBERLEGE and Charles Farrington CUMBERLEGE. He married Phyllis TIDD Q4 1950 in Kensington Registration District, Kensington, London, England. She died Q3 1971 in Folkestone Registration District. On 5 May 1959 he was an Underwriter. On 22 September 1970 he lived in 5 Balfour Court, Folkestone, Kent, England. On 22 September 1970 he was a Non-Underwriting Member of Lloyds. He died on 22 September 1970 in Folkestone Registration District, Kent, England.

Medals

ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS

16

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order of 24th November 1917 [1914 Star]

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Remarks

Special Reserves

2/Lieutenant

CUMBERLEGE B.S.

12 Aug 1914

WS/3/5033 IV 1315/m 11 Mar 1920

War Office, 21st December 1917 Completed from records in the possession of QMG5

ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS

OFF/284

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

Rank

Name

Record of disposal of decorations

Remarks

Major

CUMBERLEDGE B.S.

WS/3/5033

BW & VM & Emblems IVX/1406 18 Jan 1921

  

Medal Card

Campaign:        British Expeditionary Force 1914

(A) Where decoration was earned.

(B) Present situation.

Name

Corps

Rank

Reg. No.

Roll on which included (if any)

(A) CUMBERLEGE

73rd Company Motor Transport

Army Service Corps 3rd Cavalry Division Supply Column

2nd Lieutenant

 

Medal

Roll

Page

(B) B. S. Barry Stephenson

Army Service Corps II Anzac

Lieutenant

Temporary Captain Service Regiment

Major

Victory

RASC OFF/1

284

British

do

do

14 Star

ASC OFF/18

16

Action taken

1914 Star IV 1315/M d/ 11 Mar 1920 WS/3/5033

British War & Victory Medal IVX/1406 d/ 18 Jan 1921 authority WS/3/5033

 

 

Disembarkation

Returns

9 Oct 1914 WS/5/344 WS/3/5033

12 Aug 1914 Army Service Corps Roll

EF/9/2567

(6 34 46)   W234-HP5590  500,000   4/19  HWV(P240)   K60S

(Over.

Emblems IVX/1406 d/ 18 Jan 1921 authority WS/3/5033

Correspondence

O.C.S.M. J.O. II Anzac forwards application for the “1914 Star”

Major B.S. Cumberlege applies for 1914 Star EF9 15 Dec 1920

 

Address: H.2. II Anzac Army Service Corps (M.J.)

1, Freeland Rd, Ealing, W.5.