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|Name:||Cyril Bridge||Determine relationship to...|
|Birth:||30 APR 1884 Prestwich, England||Father:||Edwin Bridge Mother:Emily Bridge|
|Married:||Beatrice A L (Bridge)|
|Death:||DEC 1969 Southport, Lancashire|
|Remarks:||On the 9th Nov 1914, Cyril Bridge, who was 5ft 6 and aged 30, enlisted as a Private in the 4th K L C B (King's Liverpool City Battalion) (Regimental Number 22630), aka 20th (4th City) King's (Liverpool Regiment). |
He did not serve abroad and was transferred on 8th October 1915 to the Manchester Garrison Battalion (Regimental Number 30880) due to a nervous breakdown and was discharged from the army on the 25th Feb 1916 as 'no longer physically fit' for military service due to a 'general nervous debility' which had its 'origin since childhood and not the result & not aggravated by military service'.
'During first 8 months in training appeared in general health.
5 months ago commenced to become very nervous & sleepless with loss of appetite.
Never been in hosp[ital].'
His character was described on dischage as 'very good'.
Letter from Cyril Bridge to his former Battalion to enquire if he is eligible for a 'service rendered' badge:
14 Grosvenor Rd
March 7th 1917
I am writing to ask whether I am
entitled to receive the badge issued by the
War Office 'For Service Rendered'. I enlisted on
Nov 9th 1914 & after training with the battalion
at Liverpool, Grantham & Salisbury Plain, was
transferred to the 1st Manchester Garrison Battalion owing
to a bad nervous breakdown on account of which I was
eventually discharged. First previous to my discharge
on the Feb 26th 1916. I was transferred to the 2nd
Garrison Battalion of the Manchester Regiment
which was then stationed at Chadderton Camp, near
Oldham, & received my discharge from there.
I was under the impression that badges were only to be given
to men wounded on active service, but I have since found men
wearing them who have broken down in this country, & in some
cases after less training than myself. Hoping you will
He received a military pension of £25 a week.
In the 1939 register, he was living at 37 Lulworth Road, Southport, Lancashire. His occupation was a 'Shipping merchant retired'; he was living with his wife Beatrice A L Bridge (DOB 26 Jun 1884 - unpaid domestic duties) and Dora Cooper (Hesketh - DOB 04 Jul 1908 - domestic servant). He was listed as a 'volunteer owner driver'.
Liverpool Regiment: WW1 Pension Records, WO 364, National Archives, Kew and also avaialble online at ancestry.co.uk
Manchester regiment: WW1 service records, WO 363
Medal Index cards:
|Cyril Bridge 1891 Census aged 6|
|Cyril Bridge in 1911 census|
|WW1 Service record of Cyril Bridge|
|WW1 Pension Records and Medical Report|
|Medal index card Liverpool Regiment for Cyril Bridge|
|Medal index card Manchester Regiment for Cyril Bridge|
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