Arthur Cumberbirch

Lance Corporal 14411 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

Arthur Cumberbirch was the only son of Arthur Cumberbirch and his wife Mary Ann nee Hather. Arthur was born in 1897 in Ecclesall, Sheffield in Yorkshire, England. At the age of 13 he was a scholar and running errands for a chemist in Sheffield, Yorkshire.

On 25th May 1915 Arthur landed in France as Acting Corporal 14411 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment but within three months he was dead. Arthur died of his wounds on 5th August 1915; he was 17 years old. Lance Corporal Arthur Cumberbirch died as a result of accidental injuries sustained during bombing instruction.

Arthur left his parents and four sisters:

  • Alice Cumberbirch born 1893
  • Mabel Cumberbirch born 1895
  • Florence Cumberbirch born 1902
  • Nora Cumberbirch born 1908

Arthur is commemorated at grave reference III. A. 1. in the Sailly-Sur-La-Lys Canadian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Medals

Campaign: 1914-15

(A) Where decoration was earned.

(B) Present situation.

Name

Corps

Rank

Reg. No.

Roll on which included (if any)

(A) CUMBERBIRCH

Lincolnshire Regiment

Lance Corporal

14411

MEDAL

ROLL

PAGE

VICTORY

F/105 B8

1025

BRITISH

F/105 B8

1025

14 STAR

F/4B

116

(B) Arthur

Lincolnshire Regiment

Acting Corporal

14411

 

Action taken

Died of Wounds

THEATRE OF WAR

(1) France

Qualifying Date.

25 May 1915

(6 34 46)   W234-HP5590  500,000   4/19  HWV(P240)   K60S

(Over.

Correspondence

 

Lincolnshire Regiment
Roll of Individuals entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 [1914-15 Star]

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Remarks

14411

Lance Corporal

CUMBERBIRCH A. [Arthur]

25 May 1915 (1) [France]

Died of Wounds 5 Aug 1915

Lichfield 4 Oct 1919

Roll of Individuals entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 & 301 of 1919

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Remarks

14411

Lance Corporal

CUMBERBIRCH Arthur

14411. 2/Lincolnshire Regiment  Acting Corporal

Lichfield 9 Jul 1920

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

INDEX No. Fr.254

SAILLY-SUR-LA-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY

CUMBERBIRCH, Lce. Cpl. Arthur, 14411. 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. Killed in action 19th Nov., 1915. Age 20. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Cumberbirch, of 20, Florence Rd., Woodseats, Sheffield. III. A. 1.

HEADSTONE REPORT Schedule B

Badge Design No and Layout

Headstone No

Line 1

Line 2

Line 3

Line 4

No. of Letters in text

1037/2E

291

SON OF ARTHUR &

MARY A. CUMBERBIRCH

WOODSEATS, Sheffield

AT REST

52

(Mr. A. Cumberbatch, 20, Florence Rd., Woodseats, Sheffield)

HEADSTONE REPORT Schedule A

Badge Design No and Layout

1st Line

2nd Line

3rd Line

4th Line

Centre of Stone

 

 

Number and Rank

Initials NAME and Honours

Regiment

Date

Relig: Emblem

Plot – P

Row – R

Grave – G

No. of Stone

1037/2E

14411 Lance Corporal

Arthur Cumberbirch

Lincolnshire Regiment

5th August 1915

Cross

3 A 1

291

GRAVES REGISTRATION REPORT FORM

Place of Burial: Canadian Cemetery, Sailly-Sur-La-Lys

Regiment

No.

Name

Rank and Initials

Date of Death

Cross Erected

Plot, Row and Grave

2/Lincoln Regt.

14411

CUMBERBIRCH

L/Cpl. A.

5 Aug 1915

Cross Erected

A. 1.

Soldiers Effects

Record No.: 171994

Registry No.: E/115257/1

Soldier’s Name: Cumberbirch Arthur              AFW 5070 Sent 30 Apr 1919

Regiment, Rank, No.: 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment Lance Corporal 14411

Date and Place of Death: 5 Aug 1915 Wounds (accidental)

Credits:

  • Account and Date: Lichfield Aug 1915 £3 2s 5d
  • Account and Date: Lichfield Sep 1915 2s
  • Account and Date: War Gratuity £3

Charges:

  • Account and Date: Mo[nth] Dec 1915 £3 4s 5d

Date of Authority:

  • 30 Nov 195/1
  • 18 Nov 1919/2

To whom Authorised:

  • Fa[ther] Arthur
  • Fa[ther] Arthur

Amount Authorised:

  • £3 4s 5d
  • £3