Percy Cumberlidge 1887-1937

Private 42747 Machine Gun Corps

Percy Cumberlidge was born in 1887 in Derby, Derbyshire in England. He was the youngest son of George Cumberlidge and his first wife Sarah nee Gibbons. Percy's mother died whilst he was just four years old.

Aged 13 he was an errand boy working in a port and aged 23 he as a moulder working for a stove manufacturer.

Percy Cumberlidge married Florence Harrison, nee Smith, in 1912 and they had three children:

  • Percy Cumberlidge, born 4 December 1916
  • Doris Cumberlidge, born 1916
  • George Cumberlidge, born 5 September 1927

During WW1 Percy joined the Machine Gun Corps as Private 42747. He was discharged to the army reserves on 10 February 1919 and was awarded the British War and Victory Medals. However, these medals were never claimed.

Percy died in 1937 and his wife Florence died in 1975.

Medal Roll

 

MACHINE GUN CORP REGIMENT OR CORPS

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 and 301 of 1919.             2700B

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

42747

Private

CUMBERLIDGE, Percy

42747 MGC Private#

#7849/Adt Returned Undisposed

Class Z (Army Reserve) 10 Feb 1919

Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, N 22, 21 Apr 1920

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl. No.

CUMBERLIDGE

Machine Gun Corps

Private

42747

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

MGC/101B29

2700

British War & Victory Medals (undisposed of) CM 475/B 6 Mar 1923 7849/Adt

BRITISH

-do-

-do-

Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

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