Helen Comberbach 1762-1818

Helen Comberbach 1762-1818

Helen Comberbach was thought to be about 18 years old when this portrait of her was painted. The painting was painted by Ozias Humphry RA 1742-1810. He was a well known portrait painter of the time and an acquaintance of Thomas Gainsborough. He was also the painter of the controversial portrait of Jane Austen.

Read her biography here.

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Bomber Command Memorial 2

Barbados Second Contingent

The Barbados Second Contingent included 12 young men, six of whom gave their lives, all of whom will be commemorated when The Queen unveils the Bomber Command Memorial on Thursday 28th June 2012 in London, England.

The Barbados Second Contingent were recruited for the RAF and departed Barbados in November 1940 aboard the S.S. Maaskerk. It comprised: C.P. King, J.S. Partridge, A.A. Walrond, J.L.L. Yearwood, M.R. Cuke, E. W. Barrow, G.D. Cumberbatch, A.P.C. Dunlop, H.E.S. Worme, G.A. Barrow, A.O. Weekes, B.F.H. Miller.

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Bomber Command Memorial 1

Grey Doyle Cumberbatch

Bomber Command Memorial

Sgt Greystone Doyle Cumberbatch, 1383404, is one of the 55,573 young men who gave their lives and will be commemorated when The Queen unveils the Bomber Command Memorial on Thursday 28th June 2012 in London, England.

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Clyde Emmerton Cumberbatch

In Memorian Clyde Emmerton CumberbatchDate Of Funeral - Saturday, February 25th, 2012

CUMBERBATCH – Clyde Emmerton of Reece Land, Britton’s Hill, St. Michael entered into rest on February 10, 2012. Companion of Avindale Knight. Father of Andrew, Ann, Judy, Dianna, Glendene and Hyacinth. Grandfather of Sanchia, Toni, William, Rudi and many others. Brother of Marlene Smith, Faynita Williams, Keith Pollard, Leroy Burrowes and Cynthia Inniss (all of the U.S.A.), Maudine Reid (Canada), Elener Niccolls, Marry Cumberbatch and Eugene Bourne. Cousin of Dr. Michael Cumberbatch, Desmond, Lester and Glenroy Cumberbatch. Friend of Delon Asgill and Janelle Patrick. Relative of the Knight family. The funeral leaves Lyndhurst Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Saturday, February 25, 2012 for Calvary Pentecostal Church, Vauxhall, Christ Church where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2:00 p.m. for the service. The cortege will then proceed to Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, The Ridge, Christ Church for the interment. Flowers may be sent to Lyndhurst Funeral Home no later than 11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Hugh Cumberpatch


Hugh Cumberpatch

CUMBERPATCH - Hugh. Goodbye to a dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew him. Alice, Alison, Lennox, James, Holly, William. The funeral will be held at Wilford Hill Crematorium on Wednesday 15th February at 4pm - Alice.

Nottingham Post 8 February 2012.


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Margaret Cumberbirch nee Williamson


Margaret Cumberbirch nee Williamson

Passed away peacfully on 20th January 2012 Wife of the late Thomas, dearly loved Sister of Mary, Brian and the late John, Sister-in-Law to Jean and Joan, Aunt and Great-Aunt to many Nephews and Nieces. Funeral Friday 10th Feburary 2012 with service in St Oswald's Church, Bollington Cross, at 11:30 followed by committal at Macclesfield Crematorium Family Flowers only, donations to St Oswald's Church.

Source: Macclesfield Express dated Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012
on page 43 – Family Notices, Deaths Section


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Atiba Joseph-Cumberbatch

Port Authority Police officers Krzysztof Kutarnia, left, and Atiba Joseph-Cumberbatch

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Officer Atiba Joseph-Cumberbatch helps with birth of boy on a train.

 10:00am Monday 16 January 2012
“Blue Monday” so called due it being believed to be the most depressing day of the year was a “Blue Monday” for a different reason yesterday. NY Port Authority Officer Atiba Joseph-Cumberbatch and his partner Officer Krzysztof Kutarnia were called to help with the birth of a baby on a PATH train heading from New Jersey to mid-town New York City.

By Bob Cumberbatch www.cumberbatch.org

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Edna Sylvia Comberbach 1930-2012


In Memoriam Edna Sylvia Comberbach 1930-2012

Peacefully on January 8, 2012 at her home in Whalley, Edna, aged 82 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Bob, much loved mum of Jennifer and Glynis, loving mother in law of Mick and Ted, also a dearest grandma and great grandma. Reposing in 'Peacehaven' Chapel of Rest, service and cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium on Monday, January 23 at 2.20pm. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Edna if so desired may be given for Sabden & Whalley Medical Group,donations fund c/o Mrs P Stewart, Sabden and Whally Medical Group 42 King St, Whalley, BB7 9SL. Enquiries to Brian Price & Son Funeral Directors. Tel 01200 441297

Wednesday, 11 January 2012: This is Lancashire

Robert Comberbach 1931-2010


In Memoriam Robert Comberbach 1931-2010

Peacefully on May 18, 2010, at his home in Whalley, Bob aged 79 years. The dearly loved husband of Edna, much loved dad of Jennifer and Glynis, loving father-in-law of Mick and Ted also a dearest grandad and great-grandad. Reposing in Peace-haven Chapel of Rest. Service and cremation will take place at Accrington Crematorium on Thursday, May 27, at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only please donations in memory of Bob if so desired may be given for and cheques made payable to Sabden and Whalley Medical Group Donations Fund, c/o Mrs P. Stewart, Sabden and Whalley Medical Group, 42 King Street, Whalley BB7 9SL Inquiries to Brian Price and Son Funeral Directors Tel: 01200 441297.

Saturday, 22 May 2010: This is Lancashire