Samuel Cumberbatch 

Private 585 1st Battalion British West Indies Regiment

Samuel Cumberbatch was born in Canehall, St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. He joined the 1st Battalion of the British West Indies Regiment as Private 585. His British War and Victory medals were unclaimed after the war but they were claimed in 1934. The address recorded on his medal card is 533 Venderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York. He arrived in the USA aboard the Caraquet on 31st August 1920. He was 34 years and 10 months old and therefore born around October 1885. However, other records suggest that his age should have been 24, not 34, so born in 1895.
US Arrival - Ship's Manifest:

Name: Samuel Cumberbatch
Arrival Date: 31 Aug 1920
Arrival Port: St John, New Brunswick,
Age: 34 years 10 months
Birth Year (Estimated): 1886
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Canehall,
Birth Country: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Gender: Male
Race:
Last Place of Residence:
Accompanied by Name:
Departure Date:
Departure Port: Bermuda,
Departure Contact Name:
Arrival Contact Name:
Ship Name: Caraquet
Airline:
Photograph Included:
Affiliate Publication Title: Manifests of Passengers Arriving in the St. Albans, VT, District through Canadian Pacific and Atlantic Ports, 1895-1954
Affiliate Publication Number: M1464
Affiliate Film Number: 403
Citing this Record: "United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956," index, FamilySearch ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XLYN-VMS : accessed 4 May 2015), Samuel Cumberbatch, 31 Aug 1920; from "Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship Caraquet, arrival port St John, New Brunswick,, line 13, NARA microfilm publication M1464, roll 403, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

Samuel married Mary L in 1923 and they lived in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA. See them in the 1930 US Census. They had atleast two children:

  • Ethel M Cumberbatch born about 1924
  • James H Cumberbatch born in 1929

Samuel died in May 1971 aged 76.

Medal Rolls

ROLL OF EX-SOLDIERS of the British West Indies Regiment who were Discharged or Demobilised 

(or the next of Kin who reside) in ST. VINCENT.

St. Vin. 4/B

Medal Roll No.

Regtl. No.

Rank

Name

Address

Medal or Medals

163B

16630

Private

Cumberbatch  Christopher

St. Vincent

British War & Victory

164B

585

Private

Cumberbatch Samuel

St. Vincent

British War & Victory

164 (b)

British West Indies Regiment

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

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

585

Private

Cumberbatch, Samuel

1/British West Indies Regiment

British War & Victory Medals returned (unclaimed) CRV 33/B 7 Jul 1924 – 8586/Adt

British War & Victory Medals Issued April 1934 AS/Gen/3664

Jamaica, 1 Feb 1922

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERBATCH

British West Indies Regiment

Private

585

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samuel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

Col/112B5

164

Returned (Unclaimed) CRV33/B d/ 7 Jul 1924 8586/Adt

British War & Victory Medal Issued AS/Gen/3664

NW/9/4094

BRITISH

d[itt]o

d[itt]o

 15 STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

 

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

 

K1380

8586/Adt

 

Correspondence

Application for medals d/ 29 Jan 1924

Address

533 Venderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York