Richard Benjamin CULPIN

Richard Benjamin CULPIN

Male 1898 - 1918  (20 years)

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  • Name Richard Benjamin CULPIN 
    Born 1898  Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census New 2 Apr 1911  Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    War Memorial 16 Dec 1918  Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 16 Dec 1918  Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 21 Dec 1918  Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Newspaper Report 23 Dec 1918  Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS: MILITARY FUNERAL Pte. R. B. Culpin. The funeral of the late Pte. Richard Benjamin Culpin, of the 12th Royal Sussex Regt.,took place at the Mill-road Cemetery on Saturday last, the curate of St. Philip's officiating. The deceased was wounded at the battle of the Somme on November 14th, 1917, and had his leg amputated at the 53rd General Hospital, Wimeru. He was also wounded in the back and side by shrapnel. He was removed from France to St. George's Hospital; from these to the Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital, Wimbledon, and then home to the residence of his father, Mr. John Culpin, 7, Malta-road. Complications arising from the result of shrapnel wounds caused his removal to the 1st Eastern General Hospital for operation, under which he died. The principal mourners were the father, mother, and five sisters, Miss Priest, and Ptes. Bendall, Newberry, Woollard, Thurman and Warner. The coffin was elm, with brass furniture, the plate bearing the following inscription: "Richard Benjamin Culpin, died December 16th, 1918, aged 20 years." The coffin, draped with the Union Jack and covered with some beautiful floral tributes, was conveyed to the cemetery on the military wagon, escorted by a detachment of R.A.M.C. "The Last Post" was sounded at the close of the commitment service. Mr. W. G. Mason carried out the funeral arrangements. 
    Person ID I3751  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2017 

    Father John CULPIN,   b. 1857, Elton, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HARRISON,   b. Abt 1858, Horncastle, Lincs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1930, 81a Mill Road, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Family ID F1482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1898 - Cambridge, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 7 Malta Road, Cambridge, age 3 - 31 Mar 1901 - Cambridge, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 7 Malta Road, Cambridge, age 13, school - 2 Apr 1911 - Cambridge, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWar Memorial - In Memory of Private RICHARD BENJAMIN CULPIN, G/14939, 12th Bn., Royal Sussex Regiment who died age 20 on 16 December 1918. Son of John and Elizabeth Culpin, of 17, Malta Rd., Mill Rd., Cambridge. Remembered with honour - CAMBRIDGE (MILL ROAD) CEMETERY - 16 Dec 1918 - Cambridge, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Dec 1918 - Cambridge, Cambs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS: MILITARY FUNERAL Pte. R. B. Culpin. The funeral of the late Pte. Richard Benjamin Culpin, of the 12th Royal Sussex Regt.,took place at the Mill-road Cemetery on Saturday last, the curate of St. Philip's officiating. The deceased was wounded at the battle of the Somme on November 14th, 1917, and had his leg amputated at the 53rd General Hospital, Wimeru. He was also wounded in the back and side by shrapnel. He was removed from France to St. George's Hospital; from these to the Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital, Wimbledon, and then home to the residence of his father, Mr. John Culpin, 7, Malta-road. Complications arising from the result of shrapnel wounds caused his removal to the 1st Eastern General Hospital for operation, under which he died. The principal mourners were the father, mother, and five sisters, Miss Priest, and Ptes. Bendall, Newberry, Woollard, Thurman and Warner. The coffin was elm, with brass furniture, the plate bearing the following inscription: "Richard Benjamin Culpin, died December 16th, 1918, aged 20 years." The coffin, draped with the Union Jack and covered with some beautiful floral tributes, was conveyed to the cemetery on the military wagon, escorted by a detachment of R.A.M.C. "The Last Post" was sounded at the close of the commitment service. Mr. W. G. Mason carried out the funeral arrangements. - 23 Dec 1918 - Cambridge, Cambs Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1898, Cambridge, 3b 481.

    2. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/1530/119/18.

    3. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN9118 RG78PN483 RD181 SD1 ED18 SN127.

    4. [S22] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, (www.cwgc.org).

    5. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).