Hillary Denny Cumberbatch

Hillary was born on 7 June 1883 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He served as an able seaman in the Merchant Navy during WW1 and was awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal and the British War Medal.

WW1 Merchant Navy Medal Card

Surname

CUMBERBATCH

Certif. or Dis.A.

421722

Christian names

HILLARY DENNY

RS2 No

456441

Place of Birth

Barbados

Year of Birth

1883

Mercantile Marine Ribbon[i] issued

2 Dec 1919

to Mercantile Marine Office

Cardiff

British Marine Ribbon issued

2 Dec 1919

to Mercantile Marine Office

Cardiff

Mercantile Marine Medal issued

21 Apr 1921

to Mercantile Marine Office

6W Church St Docks, Cardiff

British Medal issued

21 Apr 1921

to Mercantile Marine Office

6W Church St Docks, Cardiff

Clasps issued

 

Application dated

3 Dec 1919

Sent to

Cardiff 24 Apr 1920

R+D 19 May 1920

Source: The National Archives BT/351/1/31629


[i] Ribbons were issued in lieu of medals until the medals were minted. 

Merchant Seaman Record

C.R.10. No. of Identity Certificate: 456441

Surname:                         Cumberbatch

Christian name:               Hillary Denny

Rating:                             AB Able Seaman

Date and Place of Birth: 7 June 1883 Bridgetown, Barbados

Nationality:                      British                 Father: British

Height:                            Colour Hair:                                   Eyes:

Tattoo Marks:

Dis. A No. 421722                       

Name and Address of Next of Kin:          

135957               19 May 1919

123682               24 Dec 1919

???                      18 Mar 1920

115318               31 Aug 1920

143159               Oct 1921

Source: Britain, Merchant Seamen, 1918-1941 FindMyPast