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11553   Private John Cumberland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 28/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
John Cumberland was the son of William John and Mary Cumberland John was born about 1896. The 1901 census records John as a 5 year old child, living with family at Roan, Benburb, Tyrone. The 1911 census records John as a 16 year old farm labourer living with family at Kilnacart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone. Both John and his brother James joined the 9th Royal Irish Fusiliers and had previously been members of the Derrygortreavy Company of the Dungannon UVF. Private John Cumberland and his brother James were killed in the first hours of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 757940
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Cumberland family Lists John as age 5 at house 6 in Roan, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Cumberland family Lists John as age 16 at house 1 in Kilnacart, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
3 Cumberland Family Details of the family including marriages.
4 James Cumberland Brother of John Cumberland
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Presbyterian ROH Eglish John Cumberland, Kilnacart, killed in action
7 WW1 - Eglish Roll of Honour Information about John Cumberland
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020