Thomas Cumberbatch

Private 6493 5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Thomas Cumberbatch was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1867. He was the youngest son of Richard Cumberbatch and his wife Jane nee Nuttall. He worked as a Moulder's Labourer in 1891, as a Labourer on Brick Ground in 1901 and as a Hawker of Green Grocery in 1911. He married Rosa Milliner nee Knott in Holy Trinity, Bolton-Le-Moors, Lancashire, England on 30 September 1893. She was a widow with a son Albert Harold Milliner born in Bolton in 1890. Together they had:

  • Frank Cumberbatch, born 1894, Bolton Registration District, Lancashire, England, Died Between Apr 1968 and Jun 1968, Farnworth Registration District, Lancashire, England
  • Elizabeth Ann Cumberbatch, b. 1895, Bolton, Lancashire, England
  • Thomas Cumberbatch,   born 1897, Bolton Registration District, Lancashire, England
  • Joseph Cumberbatch,   born 1898, Bolton, Lancashire, Died 1959, Bolton Registration District, Lancashire, England
  • Edward Richard Cumberbatch,   born 1901, Bolton, Lancashire, England Died 1968, Farnworth Registration District, Lancashire, England
  • Florence Louise Cumberbatch,   born 1908, Bolton, Lancashire, England

He had previously served in the army in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment when he enlisted as Private 6493 in the 5th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. He lied about his age when he enlisted at Bolton on 26 August 1915. He was described as:

Description of Thomas Cumbarbatch on Enlistment

Name: Thomas Cumbarbatch (sic)
Age: 40 years
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Chest: 35½ inches expanded with 1½ inches of expansion
Vision: Good
Physical development: Good
Considered fit 26 Aug 1915 at Bolton

He served for 7 months but not overseas and was of "good" military character. He was discharged at Blackpool on 7th April 1916. He was found by a Medical Board, where he revealed his real age of 47, on 29 March 1916 to be Medically Unfit due to deafness. His deafness started about 1886 in Bolton. His deafness was not a result of and not aggravated by Military Service but it was permanent. He had no incapacity. He was awarded £15 and pensioned off.

Thomas died in 1939 and his wife Rosa died the same year.

Pension Record

TERRITORIAL FORCE
4 years’ Service in the United Kingdom
ATTESTATION OF No. 6493 Name: Thomas Cumbarbatch Corps: 5 th Battalion Loyal North Lancs Regiment

Name: Thomas Cumbarbatch (sic), 17 Commission St., Bolton

Previous service: 2nd Volunteer Battalion Loyal North Lancashire

Signed: Thomas Cumberbatch (sic)

26 Aug 1915 at Bolton

 

Statement of Services

Attested Private 26 Aug 1915 to 7 Apr 1916

26 Aug 1915 Posted & Embodied

Total service to April 7th 1916 (date of discharge) 226 days

Character: Good

Discharged in consequence of having been found Medically Unfit for further Military Service under Kings Regulations Para 392 (XVI)

Station: Blackpool

Date: April 7th 1916

 

Military History Sheet

No. 6493 Name: Thomas Cumbarbatch

Place: Bolton from 26 Aug 1915

Home: 26 Aug 1915 to 7 Apr 1916

Wife: Rose Cumbarbatch 17 Commission St Bolton

 

MEDICAL INSPECTION REPORT

Description of Thomas Cumbarbatch on Enlistment

Name: Thomas Cumbarbatch

Age: 40 years

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Chest: 35 ½inches expanded with 1½ inches of expansion

Vision: Good

Physical development: Good

Considered fit 26 Aug 1915 at Bolton

 

Award Sheet – Disablement Pension

Date: 8 Dec 1916

Week Ending: 8 May 1918

Name: Cumbarbatch Thomas

Regimental No.: 6493

Rank: Private

Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire 5th Battalion T.F.

Enlisted: 26 Aug 1915

Discharged: 7 Apr 1916

Cause of Discharge: Medically Unfit Age 41 August 1875

Service 7/12 Foreign Service: Nil

Degree of disablement: permanent Nil

Opinion of Medical Board: 29 Mar 1916

Award: £15

Name of children: Not stated

 

Chelsea Number 99686 RC5E3999 E N.I. 3/5/21

Admission to Pension: 27 Dec 1916

Rank: Private

Regimental No.: 6493

Name: Thomas Cumbarbatch

Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire 5th Battalion T.F.

Date of discharge: 7 Apr 1916

Age: 40 (Medical Board 47)

Trade: Greengrocer

Address: 17 Commission St, Bolton

Character: Good

Service: 7/12

Date of enlistment: 26 Aug 1915

Cause of Discharge: Medically Unfit. Deafness Medical Board: 29 March 1916. Originated 30 years ago in Bolton. Not result of and not aggravated by Military Service. Permanent. No incapacity.