WW1

World War One memorial.

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  • Arthur Cumberbatch 1891-1918

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  • Arthur Cumberlidge 1890-1971

    Arthur Cumberlidge 1890-1971

    Private 46063 Northumberland Fusiliers

    Arthur Cumberlidge was born on 26 August 1890 in Burslem, Staffordshire, England. He was the son of William Myatt Cumberlidge and his wife Emma nee Herbert.

    He first enlisted on 9 November 1914 at Tunstall in Staffordshire, England. He was described as:

    • Birthplace, Parish: Burslem, County: Staffordshire
    • Age: 24 years 2 months
    • Trade: Engineer
    • Height: 5 feet 6¾ inches
    • Weight: 117 lbs
    • Chest Measurement Fully Expanded: 35½ inches range of expansion 3½ inches
    • Complexion: Fresh
    • Eyes: brown
    • Hair: Brown
    • Church of England: Yes
    • Physical Development: Good
    • Vaccination Marks: 4 left arm
    • Vision R.E.-V=6/9 L.E.-V=6/12
    • Enlisted at Tunstall on ( day of Nov 1914
    • Joined on Enlistment: Royal Fusiliers Regtl. No. G/8932
    • Became no-effective on 9 day of January 1915

    He became Private 8932 in the Royal Fusiliers. He soon feel ill with tonsillitis and spent 13 days in the Military Hospital, Western Heights in Dover.

    However, he was discharged after serving 62 days with the Royal Fusiliers. The cause of his discharge was his poor eyesight. His eyes were examined on Christmas Day 1914 at the Military Hospital, Western Heights in Dover and his eyesight was described as:

    • Bad eyesight
    • Myopia
    • Astigmatism – right eye 14 yrs
    • NOT acquired on service

    He was discharged on 9 January 1915 as “Not being likely to become an efficient soldier”.

    He was a clerk working in a colliery when he enlisted, for the second time, on 31 August 1915.

    He became Private 46063 in the 3rd Battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers. He served overseas and was discharged as medically unfit for service on 3 May 1918 age 27¾. He was entitled to the British War and Victory Medals and the Silver War Badge.

    Arthur married Elizabeth Dayson in 1915 and they had five children together:

    • Dorothy Cumberlidge born 1917
    • Dorothy Cumberlidge born 1919; she married John Tipping in 1949
    • Freda Cumberlidge born 1926
    • Thomas A Cumberlidge born 16 September 1928
    • Joseph Graham Cumberlidge born 19 May 1932

    Arthur died in 1971.

    WW1 Army Service Record

    MEDICAL HISTORY of

    Surname: Cumberledge Christian Name: Arthur

    GENERAL TABLE

    Birthplace, Parish: Burslem County Staffordshire

    Examined 9 day of Nov 1914 at Tunstall

    Age: 24 years 2 months

    Trade: Engineer

    Height: 5 feet 6¾ inches

    Weight: 117 lbs

    Chest Measurement Fully Expanded: 35½ inches range of expansion 3½ inches

    Physical Development: Good

    Vaccination Marks: 4 left arm

    Vision R.E.-V=6/9 L.E.-V=6/12

    Enlisted at Tunstall on 9 day of Nov 1914

    Joined on Enlistment: Royal Fusiliers Regtl. No. G/8932

    Became no-effective on 9 day of Jan 1915

    Admissions to Hospital

    Military Hospital, Dover from 10 Dec 1914 to 22 Dec 1914, Tonsillitis, 13 days in hospital, Folliculars, especially right tonsil, temperature on admission. Treatment Gargles, Transferred to Section H Duke of Yorks, Guston 18 Dec 1914

    SHORT SERVICE

    (Three years with the Colours)

    No. 8932 Name: Arthur Cumberledge Corps: Royal Fusiliers

    Name: Arthur Cumberledge

    Parish or Town of Birth: Parish of Burslem in the Town of Burslem in the County of Staffordshire

    British Subject: Yes

    Age: 24 Years 2 Months

    Previous Service: No

    Tunstall 9 Nov 1914

    STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. RF/GS 8932 Name: Arthur Cumberledge

    Service towards limited engagement reckons from 9 Nov 1914

    Joined at Hounslow on 11 Nov 1914

    Royal Fusiliers Depot, Posted, Private, 9 Nov 1914

    5th Battalion, Posted, Private, 17 Nov 1914

    5th Battalion, Discharged “Not being likely to become an efficient soldier”, Private, 9 Jan 1915

    Total Service towards Engagement to 9 Jan 1915 (date of discharge) 62 days

    Total Service towards Pension to 9 Jan 1915 (date of discharge) / days

    Application for Discharge of a Recruit as not likely to become an efficient Soldier

    Regiment: 5th Battalion Royal Fusiliers

    No. 8932 Name: Cumberledge, A

    Date of Attestation: 9 November 1914

    Age: 24 years / days

    Height 5 feet, 6¾ inches

    Weight 117 lbs

    Chest measurement fully expanded: 35½ inches, range of expansion 3½ inches

    Passed at Stoke

    Cause of objection to be fully stated:

    • Bad eyesight
    • Myopia
    • Astigmatism – right eye 14 yrs
    • NOT acquired on service

    Discharge recommended

    Military Hospital, Western Heights, Dover

    25 Dec 1914

    MILITARY HISTORY SHEET

    Home from 9 Nov 1914 to 9 Jan 195, 62 days

    Nam and Address of next of kin:

    • Mother Emma, New Inn, Smallsham?, Staffs
    • Brother George William

    Description of Arthur Cumberledge on Enlistment

    Height: 5 feet 6¾ inches

    Weight: 117 lbs

    Chest measurement fully expanded 35½ inches, range of expansion: 3½ inches

    Complexion: Fresh

    Eyes: brown

    Hair: Brown

    Church of England: Yes

    Right Eye – V 6/9 Left Eye V 6/12

    Date 9 Nov 1914

    Place: Tunstall

    Certificate of Primary Military Examination

    I hereby certify that the above-named recruit was inspected by me, and I consider him fit for service in the ROYAL FUSILIERS and that due care has been exercised in his enlistment.

    Date: 9 Nov 1914

    Place: Stoke on Trent

    STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. RF/GS 8932 Name: Arthur Cumberledge

    Service towards limited engagement reckons from 9 Nov 1914

    Joined at Hounslow on 11 Nov 1914

    Royal Fusiliers Depot, Posted, Private, 9 Nov 1914

    5th Battalion, Posted, Private, 11 Nov 1914

    5th Battalion, Discharged “Not being likely to become an efficient soldier”, Private, 9 Jan 1915

    Total Service towards Engagement to 9 Jan 1915 (date of discharge) 62 days

    Total Service towards Pension to 9 Jan 1915 (date of discharge) / days

    Medal Roll

    NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS REGIMENT OR CORPS

    Supplementary Roll “B” Sheet No. N.F./14165

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

    Regtl. No.

    Rank

    Name

    Record of disposal of decorations

    Remarks

    46063

    Private

    CUMBERLIDGE, ARTHUR

    13th Northumberland Fusiliers 46063 Private

    Discharged 392 (xvi)

    York 21 Dec 1920

    Silver War Badge

    ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the “WAR BADGE”

    NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS

    3 May 1918 O/1604/1 WAR OFFICE

    Regtl. No.

    Rank

    Name

    Unit

    No. of Badge

    Enlistment

    Discharge

    Cause of Discharge

    Whether served Overseas

    46063

    Private

    Arthur Cumberlidge

    3rd Battalion

    362,399

    31 Aug 1915

    3 May 1918

    392 (xvi) KR 2 (b)(1) A.O. 2 Age 27¾

    Yes

    York, 1st May 1918 

    Medal Index Card

    Name.

    Corps.

    Rank.

    Regtl. No.

    CUMBERLIDGE

    Northumberland Fusiliers

    Private

    46063

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    Medal.

    Roll.

    Page.

    Remarks.

    VICTORY

    O/1/105B59

    14165

     

    BRITISH

    Do

    Do

    STAR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Silver War Badge List

    O/1604/1

    Theatre of War first served in

     

    Date of entry therein

     

     

     

     

    K1380

     

     

     

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