Harold John Cumberpatch 1899-1976

Stoker 1st Class K.47930 Royal Navy

Harold John Cumberpatch was born on 23 July 1899 in East Ham in London, England. He was the son of William Brown Cumberpatch and his wife Annie Florence nee Salmon.

Harold was a clerk when he joined the Royal Navy on 11 December 1917 for the duration of the war. He became a Stoker 2nd Class K47930 in the Royal Navy. He progressed to Stoker 1st Class and was discharged on demobilisation on 1 October 1919.

Harold married Dorothy Emily Aldritt in 1925. By 1939 he was a cellarman for a wine merchant. Harold died on 3 April 1975 and he left an estate valued at £524. Harold's wife Annie died in 1970.

Service Record

K47930                            Chatham

Name: Harold John Cumberpatch

Date of Birth: 23rd July 1899

Place of Birth: East Ham, Essex

Occupation: Clerk

Date and Period of Engagements: 11 December 1917 Hostilities [Duration of War]

Age: F.E. [First Entry]

Height: 5 ft 6 Inches

Chest: 36 Inches

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Complexion: fresh

Wounds, Scars or Marks: /

Ships served in

Pembroke List:15a3; No: 15357; Rating: Stoker II; From: 11 Dec 1917 to 14 Feb 1918

Diligence (Obedient) List: 12 13/R; No: 77; Rating: Stoker II; From 15 Feb 1918 to 14 May 1918

Apollo (Obedient) List: 12 116/?; No: 77; Rating: Stoker II; From: 15 May 1918 to 30 May 1918

Diligence List: 5a; No: 83; Rating: Stoker II; From: 31 May 1918 to 14 Sep 1918

Diligence List: 5a; No: 83; Rating: Stoker I; From: 15 Sep 1918 to 30 Sep 1918

Diligence List: 12 34/2; No: 83; Rating: Stoker I; From: 1 Oct 1918 to 1 Oct 1919 Shore on demobilization

Character and Ability:

Very Good 31 Dec 1917

Very Good 31 Dec 1918

Very Good

Paid War Gratuity

Medal Roll



Roll: R.N. [Royal Navy]


Rank or Rating


Medals, &c, earned

How Issued or disposed of



Stoker 1




British War



ADM 171/100

Source: Admiralty, and Ministry of Defence, Navy Department: Medal Rolls. The National Archives microfilm publication ADM 171, 202 rolls. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.