Walter Cumberbatch

Private 44487 Suffolk Regiment

 Walter Cumberbatch was born at Talk of the Hill, Talke, Staffordshire, England on 24 November 1898. He was the second son of James Cumberbatch and his wife Frances nee Bossons.
Walter enlisted in the 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment and became Private 44487 on 20 October 1916. He was discharged under Kings Regulations 392 (xvi) on 7 February 1919 aged 20 due to wounds he suffered whilst serving overseas.
Walter married Roseannah Chadwick in the Methodist Church, Butt Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire in 1921. Together they had:

  • Harold Cumberbatch born 1924 and died a year later
  • Olive Cumberbatch born 1927
  • Kenneth Cumberbatch born 1932
  • Ann Cumberbatch born 1935

Walter died in 1970 in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. His wife died in 1996.  

Silver War Badge

K/988/1 19 Feb 1919 War Office

ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS ENTITLED TO THE WAR BADGE

No

Rank

Name

Unit

No of Badge

Date of Enlistment

Date of Discharge

Cause of Discharge

Whether served Overseas Age

44487

Private

Cumberbatch W [Walter]

Depot Suffolk

B122053

20 Oct 1916

7 Feb 1919

Wounds 392(xvi)

Yes  20

Warley 3 Mar 1919

Medal Roll

SUFFOLK REGIMENT

3663 B

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

44487

Private

Cumberbatch, Walter

2nd Suffolk Regiment 44487 Private

 

Warley, March 1921

Medal Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERBATCH

Suffolk Regiment

Private

44487

Ditto

 

 

 

 

 

Walter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

K/1/103B19

3663

 

BRITISH

d[itt]o

d[itt]o

 15 STAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver War Badge List K/988/1

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

 

 

Date of entry therein

 

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

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