Duncan Spencer Cumberlege 1889-1975

Captain Royal Army Service Corps & Squadron Leader Royal Air Force

Duncan Spencer CUMBERLEGE was the son of Charles Farrington CUMBERLEGE (1851-1929) and Esther Faithfull FLEET (1854-1944). He was born on 3 February 1889 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England. 
On 2 April 1911 he was a Bank Clerk in Durham, England. On 25 November 1914 he was a Tea Planter aged 25.  On 7 December 1914 he became a Second Lieutenant. On 1 August 1915 he was promoted to Temporary Captain. On 7 November 1917 he was a Temporary Captain Royal Army Service Corps. On 1 September 1918 he was made a Honorary Captain Royal Army Service Corps. He was mentioned in the despatches of Sir Douglas Haig: 

War Office, 24th December, 1917.
The following is a continuation of Sir Douglas Haig's Despatch of 7th November, submitting names deserving special mention, published in a Supplement to the London Gazette of Friday, 21st December, 1917 : —
ARMY SERVICE CORPS.
Cumberlege, Temp. Capt. D. S.
The London Gazette
Publication date:21 December 1917 Supplement:30445 Page:13478
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30445/supplement/13478 

He married Phyllis Lilian HINGE in Q2 1920 in Brentford Registration District, London, England. He witnessed the marriage of Barry Stephenson CUMBERLEGE and Lovella Louisa GILLIS on 12 June 1920 in St Barnabas Church, Kensington, London, England. In 1921 he lived in 129 The Grove, Ealing, London, England. Phyllis Lilian HINGE (also known as Phyllis Lilian CUMBERLEGE) was born on 5 April 1895. In 1935 she lived in 129 The Grove. She died Q3 1983 in Henley Registration District. CUMBERLEGE, Mrs. Phyllis L. Exhibited 1931-5 Miniature Portrait Painter.
Address: 129 The Grove, Ealing, London. Royal Academy 4.

The Dictionary of British Artists 1880 - 1940 p.131
Guildhall Library R927/5, London.
CUMBERLEGE, Mrs. Phyllis L. Painter 129 The Grove, Ealing, W.
     1933 1066 Pamela Faithful CUMBERLEGE, 135 The Grove, Ealing, W.
     1934 1021 D.S. CUMBERLEGE Esq.
     1935 1087 Gillian Dawn CUMBERLEGE
Royal Academy Exhibitors 1905-1970 Vol. II pp.107-108 
Guildhall Library R927/5, London.

Phyllis Lilian HINGE and Duncan Spencer CUMBERLEGE had the following children:

  • Gillian Dawn CUMBERLEGE (1922- ).   Gillian was born Q3 1922 in Brentford Registration District. She married John Y BARBER Q2 1945 in Holborn Registration District, Holborn, London, England.
  • Pamela Faithful CUMBERLEGE (1922- ).   Pamela was born Q3 1922 in Brentford Registration District. On 12 April 1941 she was a WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE Assistant Section Officer 895648 Aircraftwoman 1st Class Pamela Faithfull CUMBERLEGE (1815) 12 Apr 1941. On 1 July 1942 she was a WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE P. F. CUMBERLEGE (1815) to be Section Officer (war subs.). She married Wlodzimierz E KARWOWSKI Q1 1944 in Brentford Registration District.

On 16 November 1939 Duncan was a Pilot Officer 76073 on probation. On 11 June 1940 he was granted the rank of Pilot Officer 76073. On 1 January 1944 he was promoted to Temporary Squadron Leader in ADMINISTRATIVE AND SPECIAL DUTIES BRANCH. On 22 April 1944 he was a Flight Lieutenant (temp. Squadron Leader) and he resigned commission and retained rank of Sqadron Leader. He died Q2 1975 in Henley Registration District, Oxfordshire, England.

Medals

Royal Army Service Corps

67c

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

Captain

CUMBERLEGE D.S.

EF/5/6268

 

EF/5/6268

BW & VM IVX5200 2 Aug 1921

Emblems IVX5200 2 Aug 1921

Army Service Corps

64

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 23rd December 1918

Rank

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Record of disposal of decoration

Remarks

Lieutenant

Cumberlege D.S.

22 May 1915 (1) [France]

Issued

IVX 5200 2 Aug 1921 EF/5/6268

 

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERLEGE

Royal Army Service Corps

Lieutenant

 

R A F

[should be RASC]

Captain

 

 

 

 

Duncan Spencer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

           VICTORY        

Off 1

67c

IVX/5200 d/ 2 Aug 1921 EF/5/6268

BRITISH

Ditto

Ditto

 15 STAR

Off 1

64

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

France

 

Date of entry therein

22 May 1915

 

 

 

 

 

Emblems IVX/5200 d/ 2 Aug 1921 EF/5/6268

Correspondence

Applied for War Medals 7 Jun 1920

EF9 17 Jun 1921

Address

129, The Grove, Ealing, W.5.