Eric Charles Warner Cumberlege 1899-1970

Lieutenant The Queens Regiment (The Royal West Surrey Regiment)

 
Eric Charles Warner CUMBERLEGE was the son of Archibald Farrington CUMBERLEGE O.B.E. (1870?-1945) and Beatrice Marguerite WARNER (1879?-1947). He was born on 8 August 1899 in Calcutta, India. He was baptised on 28 September 1899 in Bangalore, Madras, India. On 2 April 1911 he lived in Ormond House School, Woodmancote, Dursley, Gloucestershire, England. On 2 April 1911 he was a Scholar in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England. 

On 21 August 1918 he was a Gentlemen Cadet, from the Royal Military College and became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal West Surrey (The Queen's) Regiment. On 21 February 1920 he was an Infantry Royal West Surrey Regiment 2nd Lt. E. C. W. Cumberlege to be Lieutenant.  

Departure: 11th August 1922

SS Malwa bound for India
Passenger: Cumberledge Eric Chas
Address: 29 Meads St, Eastbourne c/o F.E. Nogains
Class: 2
Contracted to land at: Bombay
Occupation: Army
Age: 23
Last permanent address: England
Intended future address: India. 

He married Ida HIGH on 26 August 1924 in Allahabad, Bengal, India when he was 25 and she was 21. Ida HIGH, daughter of John HIGH, was born in 1903 (calculated). Ida HIGH and Eric Charles Warner CUMBERLEGE had the following children:

  • Daphne CUMBERLEGE (1924- ).   Daphne was born in 1924.
  • Richard CUMBERLEGE (1926- ).   Richard was born in 1926.
  • Joan CUMBERLEGE (1928- ).   Joan was born in 1928.
  • Patricia CUMBERLEGE (1931- ).   Patricia was born in 1931.

On 22 April 1925 he was a Lieutenant in the The Queen's Regiment E. C. W. Cumberlege and he resigns his commission. Name of ship: Diogenes
Date of departure: 23rd April 1925 from Port of London
Where bound: Australia
Names of passengers:
Class: 3rd
Last country of residence: England
Intended future residence: Australia.

Eric Cumberlege in the UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name: Eric Cumberlege
Birth Date: abt 1900
Age: 35
Port of Departure: Brisbane, Australia
Arrival Date: 19 Jul 1935
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ship Name: Baradine
Shipping line: P and O Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 145419
Address: Underwood, Horam, Sussex
Occupation: Motor Trade. Passenger List:
Name of ship: Strathaird
Date of departure: 1st November 1935
Where bound: Brisbane
Embarked at the Port of London
Contracted to: Sydney
Passenger: CUMBERLEGE Eric
Class: T [Tourist]
Age: 36
Address: Underwood, Horam, East Sussex
Occupation: Motor Industry.
Eric C Cumberlege in the UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
Name: Eric C Cumberlege
Birth Date: abt 1899
Age: 42
Port of Departure: Auckland, New Zealand
Arrival Date: 2 Sep 1941
Port of Arrival: Liverpool, England
Ship Name: Dominion Monarch
Shipping line: Shaw, Savill and Albion Company Ltd
Official Number: 166828

Address in UK: RAAF
Occupation: LAC [Leading Aircraftman]
Country of last residence: Australia. 

He married Ella F A HOWARD Q3 1945 in Bournemouth Registration District, Dorset, England.  

He died in 1970. 

Medal Roll

2nd Battalion The Queens Royal Regiment CORPS OR DEPARTMENT

Medal Roll of Individuals Entitled to the “India General Service medal, 1908” with clasp inscribed “Waziristan, 1919-1921” under the provisions of Army Instruction (India) No. 943 of 1921, as amended by Army Instructions (India) Nos. 911 of 1922 and 26 of 1923

Rank

Name

Corps

Whether already in possession of India Medal of 1908

Entitled to

Clause of Army Instruction

If forfeited, state cause

Remarks

Lieut.

E.C.W. Cumberlege

2nd Battalion The Queens Royal Regiment

No

Medal

Clasp

1(a)

No

Served with Waziristan Field Force between 3 Dec 1920 and 21 Dec 1921

Yes

Waziristan 1919-21

Mashud 1920-1921

Yes

No

Lucknow, [India] [WO 100/14/470]

APPENDIX 1 to ARMY INSTRUCTION (INDIA) 834 of 1925

Medal Roll of Individuals Entitled to the “India General Service medal, 1908” with clasp inscribed “Waziristan, 1921-1924” under the provisions of Army Instruction (India) No. 834 of 1925

 

Rank

Name

Corps

If already in possession of India General Service Medal of 1908

Entitled to

If forfeited

Remarks

OFFICERS WHO HAVE BECOME NON EFFECTIVE

Medal claimed on Roll number 19280

Lieut.

E.C.W. Cumberlege

2nd Battalion The Queens Royal Regiment

Yes

I.G.S. Medal, 1908

Clasp Waziristan 1921-1924

No

Retired

No

Yes

Allahabad 19 Dec 1925 [WO 100/123/489]

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

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Regtl No.

CUMBERLEGE

The Queens Regiment

Lieutenant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Charles Warner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

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Theatre of War first served in

 

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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