James Percival Cumberlidge 1895-1943

Private 47089 Dorsetshire Regiment formerly Private 2327 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

James Percival Cumberlidge was born 31 July 1895 in Jhansi, India.

James joined the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at the start of World War One. He landed with the British Expeditionary Force in France on 22 August 1914 and the next day is the first day that the British Army engaged with the German Army at Mons in France. The British were overrun and James was taken as a prisoner of war on 26 August 1914. James later joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as Private 47089.

James married Emily Yapp in 1919 and they had three children:

  • Ronald Cumberlidge, born 1920
  • Maurice T Cumberlidge, born 1923
  • Jean M Cumberlidge, born, 1927

James died in 1943 and his wife remarried. She married William S Wilkinson in 1951.

Medal Roll

ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT   REGIMENT OR CORPS when Decoration was earned

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration [1914 Star] granted under Army Order 350 of 1917                                                                        67

On Date of Disembarkation

NAME

Date of Disembarkation

REMARKS

Record of disposal of decoration

Regtl. No.

Rank

(b) Despatched by post

2327

Private

CUMBERLIDGE J.P.

22 August 1914

Prisoner of War 26 August 1914

(B) 16 August 1919

Warwick, 15 May 1918

DORSETSHIRE REGIMENT OR CORPS

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 and 301 of 1919.             210(b)

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit previously served with

Remarks

47089

Private

CUMBERLEDGE, James Percival

1 Royal Warwickshire 2327 Private

 

Exeter, 21 Jun 1920

Medal Card

Campaign: 1914

(A) Where decoration was earned.

(B) Present situation.

Name

Corps

Rank

Reg. No.

Roll on which included (if any)

(A) CUMBERLIDGE

Royal Warwickshire Regiment*

Private

2327

MEDAL

ROLL

PAGE

VICTORY*

C/2/101B4

210

BRITISH

Do

Do

14 STAR

L/2/8

67

(B) James P.

Dorset Regiment

Private

47089

 

Action taken

Prisoner of War

 

AS/Gen/76

Qualifying Date.

22 August 1914

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