Edward Charles Cumberbatch

Driver 65257 Royal Field Artillery

Edward was born in 1898 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. He was the eldest son of Arthur Cumberbatch and his wife Mary nee Gorton. 
Edward joined the Royal Field Artillery as Driver 65257 and arrived in France on 7th September 1915. After the war he was awarded the Victory, British War and the 194-15 Star medals for his service during World War One.
Edward married Elizabeth Amelia Bolton in 1921 and they had five children:

  1. Charles Arthur Baden Cumberbatch born 1921
  2. Walter Stanley Cumberbatch born 1922
  3. Marion A Cumberbatch born 1928 and died the same year
  4. Winifred M Cumberbatch born 1928 and died the same year
  5. Daughter Cumberbatch born 1930 and died the same year

Edward Charles Cumberbatch died aged 34 years in 1932.

Medal Index Card

Name.

Corps.

Rank.

Regtl No.

CUMBERBATCH

Royal Field Artillery

Driver

65257

ditto

ditto

ditto

 

 

 

Edward C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medal.

Roll.

Page.

Remarks.

VICTORY

RFA 197B

19396

 

BRITISH

ditto

ditto

 15 STAR

RFA/5A&B

4823

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre of War first served in

     (1) France

 

Date of entry therein

7 Sep 1915

 

 

 

 

K1380

 

 

Correspondence

Address

 

Royal Field Artillery

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

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Unit

Remarks

65257

Driver

CUMBERBATCH, Edward Charles

Royal Field Artillery 65257 Driver

 

Woolwich, 10 March 1920

ROLL of INDIVIDUALS entitled to the Decoration granted under Army Order 20 of 1919 [1914-15 Star]

Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Date of Embarkation

Remarks

65257

Driver

CUMBERBATCH, Edward Charles

7 Sep 1915 (1)

 

Woolwich, 12 November 1919