Francis Bernard Cumberlidge 1898-1958

Private 59285 1/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

Francis Bernard Cumberlidge was born on 28 February 1898 in Walsall, Staffordshire, England. He was the eldest son of Harry Charles Cumberlidge and his wife Harriet Martha nee Jenkins.

He joined the Army Reserves on 6 June 1916. He joined the 4th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment as Private 58377 on 29 June 1918. He was transferred on 25 October 1918 as Private 59285 1/8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment shortly after he arrived in France with the Expeditionary Force in France. He was transferred to the Army Reserve on 29 March 1919 and discharged on demobilization on 31 March 1920.

Bernard married Annie May Franklin in 1927 and they had a son Bernard Cumberlidge born 19 February 1930.

Bernard was an Electrician in a Steel Rolling Mill in 1939. He died in 1958 in St Chads Hospital, Birmingham. His wife died two years later.

WW1 Service Record

SHORT SERVICE

(For the Duration of the War, with the Colours and in the Army Reserve)

ATTESTATION OF

No. 58377                       Name: Francis Bernard Cumberlidge

Name: Francis Bernard Cumberlidge

Address: 9 Stoney Lane, Smethwick

British Subject: Yes

Age: 18 Years 3 Months

Trade: Fitter’s Labourer

Date: 29 Jun 1918

Place: Warwick

DESCRIPTIVE REPORT ON ENLISTMENT

Name: Francis Bernard Cumberlidge

Age: 18 Years 3 months

INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY RECRUIT

Name and Address of next-of-kin: Harry Charles Cumberlidge, 9 Stoney Lane, Smethwick Relationship: Father

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Medals, decorations and annuities: British War and Victory Medals

STATEMENT AS TO DISABILITY

Regiment or Corps: 1/8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment

Regtl. No. 59285

Rank: Private

Surname: CUMBERLIDGE

Christian Names: FRANCIS BERNARD

Permanent Address: 9 Stoney Lane, Smethwick, Staffs

Age last birthday: 20

First joined for duty: 28 Jun 1918 at (Place) Walsall

Medical Category: A1

I do not claim to be suffering from a disability due to my military service

Place of Examination: Field

Date: 22 Feb 1919

PROTECTION CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE OF IDENTITY

Surname: Cumberlidge

Christian Names: FRANCIS BERNARD

Regtl. No. 59285

Rank: Private

Record Office: Warwick

Unit: 1/8th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

Pay Office: Warwick

Address for Pay: 9 Stoney Lane, Smethwick, Staffs

Theatre of War: France

Born in the Year: 1898

Medical Category: A1

Place of rejoining in case of emergency:

Specialist Military Qualification: S.G.

Date: 27 Feb 1919

Casualty Form – Active Service

Regiment of Corps: 1/8th Bn Worcestershire Regt

Surname: Cumberlidge

Religion: C of E

Enlisted: 6 Jun 1916

Terms of Service (a) D of W

Not certified for Trade Test as a Fitters Labourer

20 Oct 1918 H Bn Proceeded to join ‘D’ IBD France Authy WO telegram H 1896 AG2B d/ 13 Oct 1918

Next of Kin: Father Henry Charles Cumberlidge 9 Stoney Lane Smethwick

 

IBD Arrived and posted to 10th Bn

Com & Temp Transferred to 1/8th Worc Reg 25 Oct 1918 AO 204/16

Allotted Regtl No. 59285 23 Oct 1918

Joined Unit, In the Field 30 Oct 1918

To Demob Centre, Cambrai 22 Feb 1919

Transferred to UK for Demobilization Disposal Centre Clipstone 25 Feb 1919

1/8th Transferred to Class “z” Army Reserve on Demobilization Date 29 Mar 1919

Discharged on Demobilization 31st March 1920

REGIMENTAL CONDUCT SHEET

Certified that there is no record of the above mentioned soldier having incurred and Regimental entry during his service.

MEDICAL HISTORY OF

Surname: CUMBERLIDGE Christian Names: Francis Bernard

Birthplace: Parish: Walsall, County: Stafford

Examined: 25 day of May 1918 at Walsall

Trade or Occupation: Electrician’s Assistant

Height: 5 feet [I cannot read the inches]

Weight: 121 lbs

Colour of Hair: Brown?

Complexion: Fresh

Colour of Eyes: [I cannot read it]

Chest Measurement: 34 inches fully expanded with 3 inches of expansion

Physical Development: Good

Examined and found Category A One

Joined on enlistment: 4th Royal Warwickshire Regiment 58377

Transferred to Worcestershire Regiment

Discharged on Demobilization 31st March 1920

STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 58377 Name Francis Bernard Cumberlidge

General Service, Attested, 6 June 1916

General Service, To Army Reserve, 7 Jun 1916

4th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Posted, Private, 29 Jun 1918

IBD “D” Posted Private 20 Oct 1918

10 Posted, Private, 20 Oct 1918

Worcestershire Regiment, Transferred, Private, 20 Oct 1918

Worcs Regt, 1/8 Posted, Private, 25 Oct 1918

1/8th Transferred to Class ”Z” Army Reserve on Demobilization Date: 29 Mar 1919, Place: Warwick, Home Address: 9 Stoney Lane, Smethwick, Staffs

Wd Stripes: Nil

Chevrons: One Blue

Discharged on Demobilization 31st March, 1920

Home from 6 Jun 1916, 1 day

Home from 7 Jun 1916 to 27 Jun 1918

Home from 28 Jun 1918 to 19 Oct 1918, 114 days

Expeditionary Force France from 20 Oct 1918 to 25 Feb 1919, 129 days

Home from 26 Feb 1919 to 27 Mar 1919, 30 days

Total Service towards Engagement to 27 March 1919 (date of discharge) 273 days

Medal Roll

WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OR CORPS

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 201 and 266 of 1919.             B.1599

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

59285

Private

CUMBERLIDGE, Francis B.

10th Royal Warwickshire Regiment 58377 Private

1/8th Worcestershire Regiment 59285

 

Warwick, 4th September, 1920

Medal Index Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERLIDGE

Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Private

58377

Worcestershire Regiment

 

59285

 

 

 

Francis B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

L/102B7

1599

 

BRITISH

Do

Do

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

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