Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Cumberlidge, William Thomas - Private (17226)

(No soldier photo available)
8th Battalion,
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment),
Killed in Action,
2nd March 1916,
Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.


Pte Wm Thos Cumberlidge - Census Certificate - (Click over to enlarge)






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Ann Whittaker said...

William Thomas Cumberlidge 1877-1916

Private 17226 8th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment


William Thomas Cumberlidge was born in Q1 1877 in Burton Hastings, Warwickshire, England. He was the eldest son of Thomas Cumberlidge and his wife Mary Ann nee Chamberlain. The family were living in Great Harwood in Lancashire by 1881. By 1901 and 1911 William was a cotton weaver. William married Ellen Hinton in Q3 1901 at St Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood, Lancashire, England. Together they had:
•Annie Elizabeth Cumberlidge born Q4 1901 in Great Harwood, Lancashire
•Tom Francis Cumberlidge born in Q3 1903 and died in Q4 1903 in Great Harwood, Lancashire
•Gladys Cumberlidge born in Q4 1904 in Great Harwood, Lancashire
•Tom Cumberlidge born in Q2 1907 in Great Harwood, Lancashire

William enlisted in the army for World War One. He became Private 17226 in the 8th Battalion of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He arrived in France on 28 December 1915. He was killed in action on 2 March 1916. He is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War and Victory medals. His widow Ellen Cumberlidge collected his effects.

Medal Roll

KING’S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT

360 B

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


On Date of Disembarkation

Name

Date of Disembarkation

Remarks


Regtl. No.

Rank


17226

Private

Cumberlidge William Thomas

28 Dec 1915 (1) [France]

Killed in Action 2 Mar 1916


Preston, 4 Sep 1919

KING’S OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT

B. 981

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


Regimental No.

Rank

Name

Unit (in order)

Theatres of war in which served


17226

Private

CUMBERLIDGE William T

8 Royal Lancaster Regiment 17226 Private




Preston, 15 Apr 1920

Medal Card


Campaign: 1914-15

(A) Where decoration was earned.


(B) Present situation.


Name

Corps

Rank

Reg. No.

Roll on which included (if any)


(A) CUMBERLIDGE

Royal Lancaster Regiment

Private

17226

Medal

Roll

Page


(B) William T







Victory

H/2/103B3

981


British

do

Do


15 Star

H/2/3/B

360


Action taken

Killed in Action


Theatre of War
1.France


Qualifying Date.

28 Dec 1915


(6 34 46) W234-HP5590 500,000 4/19 HWV(P240) K60S

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William Thomas Cumberlidge in the UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929

Record No: 256419

Registry No: E/193922/1

Soldier’s Name: Cumberlidge William Thomas

Regiment: 8th (S) Battalion Lancashire Regiment, Private 17226

Place and date of death: 2 Mar 1916 In Action

Credits:
•Preston Mar 1916, £- -s -d
•War gratuity 14 Aug 1919 £4 0s 0d

Charges:
•2 Dec 1919/2 Wid[ow] Ellen £4 0s 0d

Commonwealth War Graves Commission William Thomas Cumberlidge

INDEX no. M.R.29

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

PART XVII (U.K.)

CUMBERLIDGE, Pte. William Thomas, 17226. 8th Bn. King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regt. 2nd March, 1916.



MENIN GATE MEMORIAL

Bay – 12 Stone – O

Cumberlidge W.T.



CUMBERLIDGE, WILLIAM THOMAS

Rank: Private

Service No: 17226

Date of Death: 02/03/1916

Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 8th Bn.

Panel Reference: Panel 12.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL


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