Cecil Francis Cumberlege CBE 1885-1975

Lieutenant 1st Dragoon Guards

Cecil Francis CUMBERLEGE CBE was the son of Francis Henry CUMBERLEGE (1855-1955) and Frances LUARD (1856?-1946). He was born on 13 September 1885 in Calcutta, Bengal, India. He was baptised on 10 October 1885 in Calcutta. 

He married Maud Douglas BARCLAY in Q2 1907 in Kensington, London, England.  Maud Douglas BARCLAY and Cecil Francis CUMBERLEGE had the following children:

  •   Joyce CUMBERLEGE (1908- ).   Joyce was born in 1908 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England. On 2 April 1911 she lived in Kensington.
  •   Margaret CUMBERLEGE (1909-1985).   Margaret was born on 20 September 1909 in Wimbledon. She was baptised on 6 November 1909 in Wimbledon. On 2 April 1911 she lived in Shiplake, Oxfordshire, England. She died Q2 1985 in Worthing Registration District, Worthing, Sussex, England.

On 1 April 1910 he was a Second Lieutenant 5th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment. On 2 April 1911 he was an out of work Tea Clerk in Kensington.  On 20 December 1911 was in the 5th Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment and he resigns his commission.  On 7 November 1914 he was a Second Lieutenant Reserve Regiment Cavalry. On 30 December 1914 he was a Second Lieutenant moving from 1st Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, to be Second Lieutenant (on probation) in the 1st (King's) Dragoon Guards. On 14 December 1915 he was a Second Lieutenant in the 1st Dragoon Guards - Cavalry.  

He married Elizabeth Margurite MAUREL Q1 1917 in St Martin Registration District, London, England. Elizabeth Margurite MAUREL and Cecil Francis CUMBERLEGE had the following children:

  •   Anne CUMBERLEGE (1918- ).   Anne was born in 1918.
  •   Francis CUMBERLEGE (1921- ).   Francis was born in 1921.

On 9 February 1919 he was a 1st Dragoon Gds. and he relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health and retained the rank of Lieutenant.  On 10 June 1954 he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), Adviser on Tea to the Ministry of Food. On 3 September 1955 he was a Tea Broker. He died Q2 1975 in Blyth Registration District, Suffolk, England. 

Medals

1 DRAGOON GUARDS

16

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders      of 19  .

Rank

Name

Record of disposal of decorations

Remarks

Lieutenant

CUMBERLEGE C.F.

10742/1/B

BW & VM IV 3362/W 24 Oct1921

 

Silver War Badge

LIST of OFFICERS TO WHOM ISSUE OF WAR BADGE HAS BEEN APPROVED

No. of List: Off/1562

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Address

Lieutenant

Cumberlege C.F.

1st Dragoon Guards S.R.

B.143156

IV 292

Kingsley, Shiplake, Oxfordshire

AG 10 12 Apr 1919 No: Off/1562 War Office.

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERLEGE

1/ Dragoon Guards

Lieutenant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil Francis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

           VICTORY        

Off 231

16

IV 3362/W d/ 24 Oct 1921 10742/1/B

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

 15 STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List Off/1562

Badge B.143156

11 Apr 1919

28107/9

Theatre of War first served in

 

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correspondence

EF9 (undated)

Address

27 Mincing Lane E.C.3

 

 

CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD.
St. James's Palace; S.W.1.
10th June, 1954.
The QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: -
To be Ordinary Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:-
Cecil Francis CUMBERLEGE, Esq., Adviser on Tea to the Ministry of Food. 

 

The London Gazette
Publication date:1 June 1954 Supplement:40188 Page:3267
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40188/supplement/3267

First Class 3 Aug 1936 aboard Sterling Castle
Port of embarkation: Madeira
Port of Arrival: Southampton
Cumberlege Cecil Francis 50 Tea Broker 
Cumberlege Eliz Margeurite 49 Housewife
both living at Stoke Rd, Cobham, Surrey, England.
 

CENTRAL CHANCERY OF THE ORDERS OF KNIGHTHOOD.
St. James's Palace; S.W.I.
10th June, 1954.
The QUEEN has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire: -

To be Ordinary Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:-
Cecil Francis CUMBERLEGE, Esq., Adviser on Tea to the Ministry of Food. 

The London Gazette
Publication date:1 June 1954 Supplement:40188 Page:3267
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40188/supplement/3267