Frederick Cumberlidge 1892-1961

Corporal 1285 7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Frederick Cumberlidge was born on 9 August 1892 in St Paul's, Coventry in Warwickshire, England. He was the son of John George Cumberlidge and his wife Amy nee Lord.

On 20 September 1910 and at the age of 18 Frederick joined the 7th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment Territorial Force for a period of four years service. He was a slotter working for Bretts Company and living at 2 Cobden Terrace, Coventry in Warwickshire, England. He became Private 1285.

He completed his preliminary training within a year of joining the army and completed his annual training each subsequent year. He was embodied on 5 August 1914 and became Lance Corporal on 31 October 1914 and was confirmed to the rank of Corporal on 17 March 1915. On 22 March 1914 he arrived in France with the British Expeditionary Force and became entitled to the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He was discharged on 13 October 1915 after serving five years in the arm and he was described on discharge as:

  • Age: 23 years 2 months
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Chest measurement when fully expanded 37 inches, range of expansion 2 inches
  • Complexion: Fresh
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Light Brown
  • Trade: Slotter
  • Intended place of residence: 1 Cobden Terrace, Bradford Street, Coventry
  • Descriptive marks: None

WW1 Service Record

 

TERRITORIAL FORCE

Proceedings on Discharge during the period of Embodiment

No. 1285            Rank: Corporal

Name: Frederick Cumberlidge

Corps of Territorial Force: 1/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Battalion, Battery, Company, Depot: A Company

Date of discharge: October 13 1915

Place of discharge: Coventry

Description at the time of Discharge:

  • Age: 23 years 2 months
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Chest measurement when fully expanded 37 inches, range of expansion 2 inches
  • Complexion: Fresh
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Light Brown
  • Trade: Slotter
  • Intended place of residence: 1 Cobden Terrace, Bradford Street, Coventry
  • Descriptive marks: None

The above-name man is discharged in consequence of Time Expired. Termination of Engagement under Kings Regulations, Para 392 (XXI)

Military character: Good

Character awarded in accordance with King’s Regulations: Documents not to hand

Classification for proficiency pay: Class 2

Campaigns, Medals and Decorations: Not awarded

Certificate to be signed by the soldier on discharge

Additional certificate in the case of a soldier who takes his discharge at his own request

Statement of service

Service towards engagement to 29 Sep 1914 (the date to which the record of service is completed) 4 years – days

Further service engagement to 13 Oct 1915 (the date of confirmation of discharge) 1 year, 14 days

Total 5 years 14 days

Confirmation of discharge

The discharge of the above-named man is hereby confirmed for 13 October 1915 (date)

(Place) Coventry

(Date) 13th October 1915

TERRITORIAL FORCE

4 years’ Service in the United Kingdom

ATTESTATION OF

No. 1285                          Name: Frederick Cumberlidge                 Corps: 7 Royal Warwickshire Regiment

What is your Name? Frederick Cumberlidge

In or near what Parish or Town were you born? In the Parish of St Paul’s in or near the Town of Coventry in the County of Warwickshire

Are you a British Subject?            Yes

What is your Age?                        18 Years / Months

What is your Trade or Calling?    Slotter

In whose employ are you?          Bretts Co.

Where do you now reside?         2 Cobden Terrace, Bradford St

Are you now an Apprentice?       No

Are you married?                          No

Do you now belong to the Army, the Marines, the Militia…              No

Have you ever service in the Army, the Marines…                           No

Do you belong, or have you belonged, to any Cadet Corps or Battalion?      No

Have you ever been rejected as unfit for Military or Naval Forces of the Crown?     No

Did you receive a Notice, and do you understand its meaning?           Yes

Are you willing to be attested for the term of 4 years…to serve in the 7 Royal Warwickshire Regiment? Yes

Description of Frederick Cumberlidge on Enlistment

MEDICAL INSPECTION REPORT

Name: Frederick Cumberlidge

Age: 18 Years

Height: 5 feet 6 inches

Chest Measurement: Girth when fully expanded: 34½ inches, range of expansion 2½ inches

Physical development: Good

I consider him FIT for the Territorial Force

Date: Sept 28 1910

Place: Coventry

Certificate of Approving Officer

I certify that this Attestation of the above-named Recruit is correct, and properly filled up, and that the required forms appear to have been complied with. I accordingly approve, and appoint him to the 7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Date: 30 Sep 1910

Place: Coventry

STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 1285 Name: Frederick Cumberlidge

Service towards engagement reckons from 30 Sep 1910

Joined at Coventry on 30 Sep 1910

Preliminary Training: Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Coventry, Private, 30 Sep 1910 from 20 Sep 1910 to 18 Sep 1911

Annual Training

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Towyn, Private, 8 Aug 1911, from 6 Aug 1911 to 20 Aug 1911

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Salisbury Plain, Private, 4 Aug 1912, from 4 Aug 1912 to 18 Aug 1912

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Beaulieu, Private, 3 Aug 1913, from 3 Aug 1913 to 17 Aug 1913

Embodied Service

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Embodied, Private, Aug 5 1914, from Aug 5 1914

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Approved Acting Paid Lance Corporal from 31 Oct 1914 to 16 Mar 1915

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Promoted (temporary) Corporal 17 Mar 1915 from 17 Mar 1915

Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 7th Battalion, Confirmed in Rank (Part II Orders No 101 dtd 17 Jul) Corporal 17 Mar 1915 from 17 Mar 1915

Total Service towards engagement in the Territorial Force to 13 Oct 1915 (Date of discharge) 5 years 14 days

Discharged in consequence of Termination of Engagement under para 392 (XXI) Kings Regulations

The discharge of Corporal Cumberlidge is hereby approved

Station: Coventry

Date: 13 Oct 1915

 

No. 1285 Name Frederick Cumberlidge

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Service

Home from 20 Sep 1910 to 21 Mar 1915

Expeditionary Force France from 22 Mar 1915 to 29 Sep 1915

Home from 30 Sep 1915

Medals, Decorations and annuities:

  • 1914-15 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Name and Address of next of kin: (Father) George Cumberlidge, 2 Cobden Terrace, Bradford St, Coventry

 

No. 1285 Name: Cumberledge F. A Company 7 Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Date of Enlistment: 20 Sep 1910

Good Conduct Badges: /

Proficiency Pay: 3d

Character: Good

 

AGREEMENT to be made by an officer or man of the Territorial Force to subject himself to liability to service in any place outside the United Kingdom in the event of National emergency

I (No.) 1285 (Rank) Private

(Name) F. Cumberledge of the (Unit) 7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment do hereby agree, subject to the conditions stated overleaf, to accept liability, in the event of national emergency, to service in any place outside the United Kingdom, in accordance with the provisions of Section XIII. (2) (a) of the Territorial and Reserve Forces Act, 1907

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Station: Stock

Date: Sept 4 1914

Casualty Form – Active Service

Regiment or Corps: 7 Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Regimental No. 1285

Rank: Private Corporal

Name: Cumberledge Frederick

Enlisted: 20 Sep 1910

Terms of Service: 4 years

Service reckons from (a) 20 Sep 1910

Date of appointment to lance rank: 31 Oct 1914

22 Mar 1915 Embarked at Southampton, Disembarked at Havre 22 Mar 1915

17 Jul 1915 from Officer Commanding Battalion, Confirmed in Rank of Corporal, In Field

12 Aug 1915 from Officer Commanding Battalion, Transferred to Base for Discharge, In Field, 29 Aug 1915

16 Jul 1915 from Officer in charge Records Warwick, Due for Discharge 29 Sep 1915

Medal Roll

ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGT Regiment or Corps when Decoration was earned

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 [1914 Star]

(B) 658

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Remarks

1285

Corporal

CUMBERLIDGE F. [Frederick]

22 March 1915 (1)

Discharged 12 Oct 1915

Warwick, December 17th 1919

ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT OR CORPS

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 and 301 of 1919.             B.1830

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

1285

Corporal

CUMBERLIDGE, Frederick

1/7th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1285 Corporal

 

Warwick, 16th September, 1920

Medal Index Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERLIDGE

1/7 Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Corporal

1285

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Frederick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

L/104B9

1830

Discharged 12 Oct 1915

BRITISH

Do

Do

15 Star

L/10B

658

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

1 France

Date of entry therein

22 March 1915

 

 

 

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