Richard Barton Cumberlidge 1893-1930

Gunner 457697 14th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery

Richard Barton Cumberlidge was born on 24 July 1893 in Tonge, Middleton in Lancashire, England. He was the second son of George William Cumberlidge and his wife Eliza nee Spiller. He was a piecer in a cotton mill in Lancashire in 1911.

Richard enlisted in the army on 12 October 1914 and joined as Gunner 45797 in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He served in Egypt and was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory Medals. He was discharged on 24 August 1817 due to being unfit for war service due to sickness. He was additionally awarded the Silver War Badge, number 228829.

Shortly after being discharged from the army Richard married Alice Munro in 1917 and they had three children:

  • Roy Barton Cumberlidge, born 1920 and who would become a Pilot Officer in 1947
  • Joan Cumberlidge, born 1923
  • June Cumberlidge, born 1926

Between 1928 and 1921 Richard was a fireman and trimmer in the merchant navy. He was described as:

  • Height: 5’ 7”
  • Colour Hair: Light Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Tattoo Marks: Scar at tip of Right forefinger. Scar under lower lip.

Richard was working as a company promoter at Underwood Kennels in Bonnybridge in Sterlingshire in Scotland in 1928 and was declared bankrupt. Richard died in 1930 in Ayr in Scotland.

Medal Roll

 

ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY REGIMENT OR CORPS when Decoration was earned

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration [1915 Star] granted under Army Order 20 of 1919                                                                           371

On Date of Disembarkation

NAME

Date of Disembarkation

REMARKS

Record of disposal of decoration

Regtl. No.

Rank

 

45797

Gunner

CUMBERLIDGE R.B.

28 May 1915 (3)

P. 392(xvi) Kings Regulations 23 Aug 1917

 

3 Oct 1919

ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY REGIMENT OR CORPS

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 and 301 of 1919.             1809

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Unit previously served with

Remarks

45797

Gunner

CUMBERLEDGE, Richard Barton

14th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery 45797 Gunner

 

Dover, 8 Dec 1919

Silver War Badge

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

9 Aug 1917 No: RGA 290 WAR OFFICE

Royal Garrison Artillery

Regtl No.

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Enlistment

Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas

45797

Gunner

Cumberlidge, Richard Barton

37 Company

228829

12 Oct 1914

23 Aug 1917

Para 392 (xvi) Kings Regulations (Sickness)

Yes

Dover, 8 August 1917

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl. No.

CUMBERLIDGE

Royal Garrison Artillery

Gunner

45797

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Barton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

RGA/1B/5

1809

Discharged 23 Aug 1917

BRITISH

-do-

-do-

15 Star

RGA/1B/5

371

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List

RGA/290

Theatre of War first served in

(3) Egypt

Date of entry therein

28 May 1915

 

 

 

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