Orlando Colin Cumberbatch

Private 241769 North Staffordshire (Prince of Wales') Regiment

Orlando Colin Cumberbatch was born in Silverdale, Staffordshire in 1888. He was the youngest son of Enos Cumberbatch and his wife Rachel nee Platt. He was a labourer at the Bank Colliery in 1911. He married Louisa Hawthorne in 1917.
Orlando joined the 1/6 North Staffordshire Regiment initially as Private 4980 and after a transfer he became  Private 241769 in the 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. He married Louisa Hawthorn in 1917.

Orlando died at the 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England on 9 Mar 1918. He was buried at Silverdale Cemetery in plot CE Grave 1543, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire.
His effects, including his War Gratuity, were distributed to his widow:

Soldiers' Effects Records, 1901-60
Record No: 683056
Registry No.:  542737/1
Soldier’s Name: Cumberbatch Orlando Colin           A.F.W. Date: 15 Jul 1919
Regiment, Rank, No.: 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment Private 241769
Date and Place of Death: 9 March 1918 4th Northern General Hospital, Lincoln
Credits: Lichfield May 1918, £10, 19s 6d
Charges: M Aug 1918 £10 19s 6d
Date of Authority: 5 July 1918
To whom authorised: Widow Louisa
Amount authorised: £10 19s 6d
[Credit] War Gratuity £8 10s 0d
Date of Authority: 15 January 1920/Z
To whom authorised: Widow Louisa Wilkinson
Amount authorised: £8 10s 0d
National Army Museum; Chelsea, London, England; Soldiers' Effects Records, 1901-60 [Ancestry]

His widow Louisa Cumberbatch married Herbert Wilkinson in 1919.

Medal Roll

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE Regiment
ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Victory Medal and British War Medal granted under Army Orders 266 & 301 of 1919. No.2, 606B

Regimental Number

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

241768

Private

CUMBERBATCH Orlando Colin

4980 1/6 North Staffordshire Regiment Private

Returned 1743 KR(12) CRV 266/B d/- 23 Nov 1923 8115/Adt

Lichfield 14 Feb 1921

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERBATCH

North Staffordshire Regiment

Private

4980

do

 

241769

 

 

 

Orlando Colin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

F/104 B21

2606

}Returned (1743 K.R. 19121) 8115/Adt

 

 

 

 

 

 

8115/Adt

BRITISH

do

do

STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

 

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

 

K1380

Notes:

1: “Returned (1743 K.R. 1912) 8029/Adt” refers to Kings Regulations (1912) Para 1743 and its amendment, indicating that the medals were returned to the issuing office because of a problem with them being delivered. Under KR 1743, if they remained unclaimed for 10 years they were to be returned to the Deputy Director of Ordnance Stores, Royal Dockyard (Medal Branch) to be destroyed.

 

Orlando Colin Cumberbatch died 9th March 1918 and was buried in at the Silverdale Cemetery, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England; Grave reference: C.E. 1543.

   

 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

GRAVES REGISTRATION FORM
Crewe Area

Name of Cemetery: Silverdale Cemetery, Newcastle under Lyme

Parish: Silverdale

County: Staffordshire

Report Number: Crewe 1709

Schedule Number: 1

Category of Graves: D

Unit

Regtl No

Name

Rank and Initials

Date of Death

Plot

Grave

Type of Memorial

Type of Grave

Remarks

5/Res North Staffordshire Regiment

241769

Cumberbatch

Private Orlando Colin

9 Mar 1918

CE

1543

M W, paintless rough grass mound

PR

Neglected

Res/ ^Widow Mrs L Cumberbatch 53^ Vale Pleasant, Silverdale, Staffs.

 

Newcastle-Under-Lyme (Silverdale) Cemetery is at the Newcastle end of the village, near the main road. It was formed in 1886, and it belongs to the Newcastle-under-Lyme Corporation.

CUMBERBATCH, Pte. O.C. 241769. 5th Reserve Bn. North Staffordshire Regt. 9th March, 1918. C.E. 1543.