Thomas Cumberlidge 1879-1967

Private 68394 South Wales Borderers Regiment

Thomas Cumberlidge was born 26 April 1879 in Hanley in Staffordshire, England.He was the son of Thomas Cumberlidge and his first wife Mary nee Hambleton. Thomas' mother died when he was just three years old.

Thomas enlisted in the Army on 15 February 1899. He joined as Private 27725 in the 47 Company of the Labour Corps. He later served in the Artisan Company of the Labour Corps. He transferred to the South Wales Borderers becoming Private 68394. He served abroad in WW1 and he was discharged as medically unfit for War Service on 25 September 1919 aged 35 years and 5 months old. He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals and the Silver War Badge.

Thomas Cumberlidge married Margaret Katherine Merritt nee Page in 1905 and they had a daughter Margaret Thomasine Cumberlidge born in 1909.

Thomas was a Joiner for a builder in 1939 and a Discharged Army Pensioner. Thomas died in 1967 and his wife died in 1938.

Medal Roll

SOUTH WALES BORDERERS REGIMENT OR CORPS

5603(b)

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

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Units and Corps

Remarks

68394

Private

CUMBERLIDGE Thomas

Labour Corps Private 27725

 

Labour Corps

Labour Corp

47 Company issue authorized J/1/101B20 pt2

Artizan Company

Artizan Company

Shrewsbury, 11 Mar 1921

Silver War Badge

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

J/2243/1 6 Nov 1919

SOUTH WALES BORDERERS

Regtl No.

Rank

Name

Unit

No. of Badge

Enlistment

Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas

27725

[68394]

Private

Cumberlidge, Thomas

Depot SWB [South Wales Borderers]

B328121

15 Feb 1899

25 Sep 1919

Para 392 XVI Kings Regulations

Age on discharge: 39y 5m

Yes

Shrewsbury, 30th October 1919

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl. No.

CUMBERLIDGE

Labour Corps

Private

27725

South Wales Borderers

 

68394

 

 

 

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

  Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

J/1/101B10

5603

Obs[ervation] Unit

BRITISH

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STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List

J/2243/1

Theatre of War first served in

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

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