Thomas Cumberlidge 1883-1965

Private 75272 21st Battalion Manchester Regiment

Thomas Cumberlidge was born 21 April 1883 in Lees near Oldham in Lancashire, England. He was the youngest son of James Cumberlidge and his wife Alice nee Ashworth. Thomas worked in a cotton mill as a piecer in 1901. He became a spinner in the mill by 1911.

Thomas Cumberlidge married Eda Barnes on 18 November 1905 in Christ Church, Chadderton, Lancashire, England. They had nine children together:

  • James Cumberlidge, born, 1907
  • Alice Cumberlidge, born 1907 and died aged 1 years old.
  • Emily Cumberlidge, born 6 July 1909
  • Edith Cumberlidge, born 1911
  • Doris Cumberlidge, born 20 December 1912
  • Lily Cumberlidge, born 19 February 1915
  • Jack Cumberlidge, born 1922
  • Alice Cumberlidge, born 1925
  • Arnold Cumberlidge, born 1926

Thomas Cumberlidge joined the 21st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment on 8 December 1915 as private 75272. He served in France between 26 October 1918 and 23 November 1918. He was admitted to the Scottish National Red Cross Hospital in Glasgow on 25 November 1918. He was discharged as medically unfit for war service due to a gun shot wound to his left knee on 7 March 1919. This caused a disablement of 40%. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals and the Silver War Badge number B193572 and given a pension of 11/- commencing 8 March 1919.

Thomas died in 1965 aged 82 and his wife Eda Cumberlidge died in 1941 aged 58.

WW1 Army Service Record

CUMBERLIDGE Thomas 75272

Name: Thomas Cumberlidge

Address: 1 Newton Street, Cowhill, Chadderton

British Subject: Yes

Age: 32 Years 210 days

Trade: Cotton Spinner

Married: Yes

Served before: No

 

8th Dec 1915

[Form damaged]

Chest measurement, girth when fully expanded: 35 inches, range 3 inches

INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY RECRUIT

Name and Address of next-of-kin Ada Cumberlidge 1 Newton Street, Cowhill, Chadderton; Relationship: Wife

Particulars as to Marriage

  1. Christian and Surname of Woman: Eda Cumberlidge formerly Barnes Spinster
  2. Place and date of marriage: Christ Church, Chadderton, 18 November 1905
  3. Present address: as above
  4. Initials of Officer verifying entry: verified from cert

Particulars as to Children

Christian names, Date and place of Birth:

  • Emily, 6 Jul 1909, Chadderton
  • Doris, 20 Dec 1912, Chadderton
  • Lily, 19 Feb 1915, Chadderton

MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

Wounded: C1751 Wounded 3 Nov 1918

Medals: BRITISH WAR MEDAL, VICTORY MEDAL

 

Reference No MBA7364

Sir, I am directed by the Minister of Pensions to inform you of the undermentioned [form damaged] a man whose discharge documents have been recently received with a view to … considered.

To the Officer Commanding

Manchester Regiment. 21st Bn

Rank (for pension): Private

Name: CUMBERLIDGE Thomas

Regiment: 21st Manchester

Date of Discharge: 7 Mar 1919

Age on Discharge: 35

Address on Discharge: 1 Newton Street, Cowhill, Chadderton

Disabilities: Gun Shot Wound Left knee

Degree of Disablement: 40%

Weekly Pension: 11/- from 8 Mar 1919

Allowances for 3 children 6/4 from …

Bonus 20%

 

Army Form B.5112

RECORD OFFICE, PRESTON, 16 May 1922

I am directed to forward the accompanying British War Medal Victory Medal which has been awarded to you in respect of your services with MANCHESTER REGT

Please complete receipt and return this card. No stamp is required.

166-41-8156

I hereby acknowledge the receipt of the British War Medal Victory Medal

Regtl. No. 75272

Rank: Private

Signature Cumberlidge T

 

Unit: Manchesters

Date: 18 May 1922

 

Manchester Regt.

No. 2 Section

Infantry Record Office

No. 3 District,

Fulwood Barracks,

PRESTON

To: Officer i/c

Scot Nat Red C[ross] Gen H[ospital] Cardonald Glas[gow]

Herewith Medical History Sheet (A.F. B.178) in the..

No. 75272 Rank: Pte Name: Cumberlidge…

MANCHESTER REGIMENT. After completion by you please dispose…

Accordance with A.C.I. 371 (Table 2) of 1918.

Please acknowledge receipt hereon.

Received SCOTTISH NATIONAL … GENERAL HOSPITAL, Bellahouston, Glasgow

11 Dec 1918

 

The Secretary of the War Office presents his compliments to The Officer in Charge No 1 Infantry Record Office, Fulwood Barracks, Preston and is commanded by the Army Council to transmit for such action as may be necessary the document noted in the subjoined schedule on the subject of the claim of Mr T Cumberlidge to the Wilver Ward Badge

Date: 17 April 1919

From: Mr T Cumberlidge

Description: 1 Letter

 

No. 75272 Name: Cumberlidge T Conduct Sheet

Place: Cleethorpes

Date of offence: 17 Oct 1918

Rank: Private

Offence: Overstaying Final Leave from Tattoo until 9:30pm 22nd Inst: (4 days, 23 hours, 30 mins)

Witness: Cpl Simons

Punishment: 96 hours Detention, dep[rived]d 5 days pay

Dis[charged] 392 XVI 7 Mar 1919

 

REGIMENTAL CONDUCT SHEET

Regimental Number and Name: 75272 Name: Cumberlidge T

Place: Cleethorpes

Date of offence: 17 Oct 1918

Rank: Private

Offence: Overstaying Final Leave from Tattoo until 9:30pm 22nd Inst: (4 days, 23 hours, 30 mins)

Date of award, or order of dispensing with trial: 23 Oct 1918

 

…/1898), is forwarded herewith to

T Cumbridge [sic]

In respect of his service as No. 75272 Rank: Pte

Name: T Cumbrdge Corps: M/C

Receipt of the same should be acknowledge hereon

Received: Sep 3rd 1919

Signature: Thomas Cumberlidge

 

Date: Sep 3rd 1919

Address: No. 1 Newton Street, Cowhill, Chadderton

 

Enlisted: 8 Dec 1915

Joined: 9 Dec 1915

Manchester Regiment, 3rd Battalion, Posted, Private, 16 May 1918

British Expeditionary Force, 21 Bn, Posted, Private, 26 Oct 1918

21 Bn, Posted, Private, 24 Nov 1918

Discharged no longer physically fit for war service para. 392 XVI KR, Private, 7 Mar 1919

Authority to discharge following G.S.W [Gun Shot Wound] attributable to service

 

Home Res. From 8 Dec 1915 to 13 May 1918, 2 years 157 days

Home from 14 May 1918 to 25 Oct 1918, 165 days

France from 26 Oct 1918 to 23 Nov 1918, 29 days

Home from 24 Nov 1918 to 7 Mar 1919, 104 days

Total 3 years 90 days.

Total Service towards Engagement to 7 Mar 1919 (date of discharge) 3 years 90 days

Total Service towards Pension to 7 Mar 1919 (date of discharge) / years 298 days

 

SICK AND WOUNDED N.C.O’s AND MEN OF THE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE - FRANCE

No. 1 RECORD OFFICE PRESTON

ADM SCOT NATIONAL RED CROSS GENERAL HOSPITAL CARDONALD GLASGOW 25 NOV. 1918

75272 Pte Cumberlidge T…21st Manchester….. Wounded.

Medal Roll

THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT              REGIMENT OR CORPS

8156 B

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

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Record of disposal of decorations

Remarks

75272

Private

CUMBERLIDGE Thomas

21st Manchester Regiment 75272 Private

 

Fulwood Barracks, Preston, 27 May 1921

Silver War Badge

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

9 May 1919, Fulwood Barracks, Preston

H/2392/1

Manchester Regiment

Regtl No.

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Enlistment

Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas

75272

Private

Cumberlidge, Thomas

21st Manchester Regiment

B193572

8 Dec 1915

7 Mar 1919

Para 392/xvi Kings Regulations

Yes

Age: 35

Preston, 9 May 1919

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl. No.

CUMBERLIDGE

Manchester Regiment

Private

75272

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

  Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

H/1/104B40

8156

 

BRITISH

--“--

--“--

STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List

H/2392/1    11137/1

Theatre of War first served in

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

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