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Frederick Norton CUBBERLEY

Additional information on the memorial: Sergeant
3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service No 6255
Born Kempsey, Worcestershire, enlisted Worcester

Killed in action on 1st June 1916 [date of death incorrectly given as 1st July 1916 on Commonwealth war Graves Commission]

Buried in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi, France, Grave III. A. 5.

Frederick Cubberley enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment at Worcester on 25th February 1901 for a period of 12 years service. On his attestation paper he gave his age as 14 years and his place of birth as Kempsey, Worcester. He was 4 feet 5 inches tall with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. In December 1912, he re-engaged at Tidworth with the Worcestershire Regiment for 'such period as shall complete 21 yrs service with the colours'. He was commissioned Sergeant on the 8th August 1914 and posted overseas with the British Expeditionary Force on 12th August 1914. On 26th February 1916 Frederick married Ethel Mary Murray at St Georges Catholic Chapel, Worcester. He was killed in action on 1st June 1916.

Details of his living relatives are given on an army form completed in 1919:
Widow: Ethel Mary, Nurses Home, London Hospital, Whitechapel, no children
Father: Thomas, Brockhill, Norton, Worcester
Mother: Emma, Brockhill, Norton, Worcester
Brothers: Reginald, age 31, Ernest, age 29, Alfred, age 26, all of Brockhill, Norton, Worcester
Sisters: Bertha, age 34, Evelyn, age 21, both of Brockhill, Norton, Worcester

Bromsgrove, Droitwich & Redditch Weekly Messenger, Saturday 24th June 1916, Worcestershire

A photograph of Sergeant F.N. Cubberley of Norton can be found in Berrow's Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 1st July 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.



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