Marcus Victor Cumberlege 1887-1943

Marcus Victor Cumberlege 1887-1943

Commander Royal Navy

Marcus Victor CUMBERLEGE OBE, son of Henry Mordaunt CUMBERLEGE (1850-1934) and Blanche Paquita Genevra FENWICK (1855?-1939), was born in Q3 1887 in Lindfield, Sussex, England. On 5 April 1891 he lived in Walsted House, Walsted, Lindfield, Sussex, England. On 31 March 1901 he lived in Private School, Winton House, Andover Road, St Bartholomew, Hyde, Hampshire, England. On 31 March 1901 he was a Pupil in St Bartholomew, Hyde, Hampshire, England. 

On 15 May 1907 he was a Sub-Lieutenant Royal Navy. On 31 December 1909 he was a Lieutenant Royal Navy.  He married Kathleen Louise MORGAN Q3 1911 in Plymouth Registration District, Devon, England. Kathleen Louise MORGAN (also known as Kathleen Louise CUMBERLEGE) was born in 1890 (calculated). She died Q3 1954 in Worthing Registration District aged 64. On 10 December 1912 Lieutenant Marcus Victor Cumberlege was placed on the Retired List. Between October 1915 and 1919 he was a Lieutenant Commander Royal Navy – 1st Lieutenant – Executive Officer on HMS Colleen Depot Ship in Queenstown, Cork, Ireland. The address was: HMS Colleen Depot Ship. On 31 December 1917 he was a Lieutenant retired to be Lieutenant Commander 31 Dec 1917. On 11 November 1918 he was a Lieutenant-Commander (Retired) to be Commander (Retired) in recognition of services rendered during the War. On 12 February 1919 he was a Lieutenant-Commander Marcus V. Cumberlege, R.N. (ret.), granted rank of Capt. (retd.) in recognition of services rendered during the war [This was replaced by rank of Commander see 11 Nov 1918]. On 11 June 1919 he was a Commander Royal Navy – retired – O.B.E. For valuable services as Executive Officer of H.M.S. "Colleen," Port Depot Ship, Queenstown.

On 31 May 1934 Marcus was a Commander Royal Navy. On 21 September 1939 he was a Retired Commander Royal Navy. On 23 March 1943 he lived in New Ruxley, East Preston, Sussex, England. He died on 23 March 1943 in Worthing Registration District, Worthing, Sussex, England aged 55. He had his estate probated on 12 June 1943 in Llandudno, Wales. 


Arrived Liverpool 18 May 1935 from Montreal, Canada aboard the Duchess of Bedford
Marcus V Cumberlege 48 Commander R.N. retired & Kathleen Cumberlege 44 Housewife both of New Ruxley, East Preston, Sussex
Arrived Liverpool 27 Mar 1937 from Brisbane via South Africa aboard the Ulysses
Marcus Victor Cumberlege 49 Commander R.N. retired & Kathleen Louise Cumberlege 45 Home Duties both of New Ruxley, East Preston, Sussex. 



Name: Marcus V Cumberlege
Rank and Seniority: 31 Dec 1917
Ship: Colleen
Recommended by: Carl Leake
Nature of Services:

Has served as 1st Lieutenant (Executive Officer) of “Colleen” since Oct 1915 (unfit for sea service defective vision). Has carried out his duties single handed there being no Commissioned Officer borne until past few weeks when a Lieutenant RNVR was appointed. When he arrived the Base was only just expanding and he has done excellent service throughout its growth into a large base. Duties have included disciplinary arrangements of Port Depot Establishment, Harbour Boat & Night Patrol Services, Leave and Patrol arrangements of the Port. Libertyman received and handling of survivors from lost ships etc, etc. All these duties have been carried out with marked ability and without breakdown.
In addition has been of much service in dealing with [remainder missing]

Award if any: O.B.E.(M)
ADM 171/87

UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 for Marcus Victor Cumberlege

Name: Cumberlege, Marcus Victor
Rank: Lieutenant Royal Navy (retired)
Recommended by: Commander in Chief Coast of Ireland
Reference: 104
Services: 1st Lieutenant “Colleen” Hardworking & tactful officer.
ADM 171/135 pp39-40 folio: 37 

UK, Naval Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1972 for Lieutenant Retired Marcus Victor Cumberlege RN

Name and rank: Cumberlege, Marcus Victor, Lieutenant Royal Navy (retired)
Services: First Lieutenant HMS “Colleen” Depot Ship. Hard-working & tactful Officer
Recommended by: Commander in Chief Coat of Ireland W116/B
ADM 171/136. 

London Gazette

Lieut.-Cdrs. (Rtd.) to .be Cdrs. (Rtd.) in recognition of services rendered during the War
Marcus V. Cumberlege.
From 11th Nov. 1918, and not as previously stated.
The London Gazette
Publication date:6 June 1919 Issue:31391 Page:7298


St. James's Palace, S.W.,
11th June, 1919.
The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of the services of the undermentioned Officers during the War:
To be Officers of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order:—
Lieutenant-Commander (now Commander) Marcus Victor Cumberlege, R.N.
For valuable services as Executive Officer of H.M.S. "Colleen," Port Depot Ship, Queenstown.
The London Gazette
Publication date:10 June 1919 Supplement:31398 Page:7509

WW1 Medal Roll

Name                                     Rank or Rating                   No.                       Medals earned        How Issued or disposed of
CUMBERLEGE, Marcus V     Lieutenant Commander     Royal Navy           British War              Self
ADM 171/89. 

CUMBERLEDGE Marcus Victor of New Ruxley East Preston Sussex died 23 March 1943 Probate Llandudno 12 June [1943] to Geoffrey Fenwick Jocelyn CUMBERLEDGE retired captain H.M. army and Reginald Mordaunt CUMBERLEDGE stockbroker. Effects £40,533 1s 6d. Resworn £39,747 3s 5d.