Harry CULPIN

Harry CULPIN

Male 1877 - 1948  (71 years)

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  • Name Harry CULPIN 
    Born 26 Jun 1877  Tur Langton, Leics Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census New 05 Apr 1891  High Street, Tur Langton, age 14, ag lab Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 31 Mar 1901  50th Brigade RFA, Deepcut Barracks, Frimley, age 24, bombardier Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census New 02 Apr 1911  Tempe, Bloemfontein, SA, age 34, Battery Sergeant Major (96th Battery Royal Field Artillery) Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 04 Oct 1948  Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Newspaper Report 5 Oct 1948  Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    GLOUCESTER CITIZEN:
    DEATH OF CAPTAIN H CULPIN
    The death took place yesterday after a long illness of Captain Harry Culpin, licensee of the Prince of Wales, Station-road, Gloucester. He was 71 years of age.
    A Leicestershire man, he came to Gloucester in 1920 after a long service in the Army. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1895 and served until 1919 when he retired with the rank of Captain. During the 1914-18 war he was in command of an ammunition column and saw service in France, Italy, Egypt and Salonika. On four occasions he was mentioned in dispatches, one of these being accompanied by the promotion to the rank of captain. During the second world war he was a member of the Royal Observer Corps in Gloucester until the state of his health necessitated his retirement.
    When he came to Gloucester he took over as licensee of the Prince of Wales and has remained there until the time of his death.
    Initiated into Freemasonry in India in 1912, Captain Culpin on coming to the city shortly afterwards became a joining member of the Zetland Lodge and was the Worshipful Master in 1937. He was also a Past Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works, and a member of the Royal Arch Chaple (sic) and of Mark Master Masons.
    He is survived by a widow and two sons and two daughters. The sons are Mr George Culpin, inspector of police at Bristol, and Mr Francis Culpin, on the staff of the petroleum advisory group to General MacArthur in Tokio (sic). Both are old Cryptians. The daughters are Mrs Moss and Mrs Pottinger, both of whom reside at Redmarley.
    The funeral has been tentatively fixed for Friday following cremation at Cheltenham.
    Captain Culpin possessed a host of friends, and when he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding last year, many congratulations poured in. They were married in Colchester in 1897.
     
    Newspaper Report 6 Oct 1948  Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    GLOUCESTER CITIZEN: DEATHS
    CULPIN - On October 4, 1948, at 25, Station Road, Capt. H. Culpin, the dear husband of B.J. Culpin. Funeral arrangements later. 
    Cremated 8 Oct 1948  All Saints, Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Newspaper Report 14 Oct 1948  Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    GLOUCESTER CITIZEN:
    FUNERAL OF MR HARRY CULPIN
    WELL-KNOWN GLO'STER LICENSEE
    The funeral of Mr Harry Culpin, of 25, Station-road, has taken place. The first part of the service was held in All Saints? Church. The Vicar, the Rev. W E Evans, conducted throughout. Mr Bevan at the organ accompanied the singing of the 23rd Psalm, the Nunc Dimittis and three hymns including the Masonic Hymn. Cremation followed at Cheltenham. A full-length floral cross covered the coffin.
    The principal mourners were: The widow, Mr G W Culpin (son, also rep. Mr and Mrs F H Culpin, son and daughter-in-law, Tokio), Mrs H Moss and Mrs R R Pottinger (daughters), Miss J Moss (grand-daugher), A/c J F Culpin, RAF and Sgt. D Ireland, RAEC (grandsons), Mr R Culpin (brother), Mrs O Davis (sister), Mr J Culpin (nephew), Mrs G W Culpin (daughter-in-law), Mr H Moss and Mr R Pottinger (sons-in-law).
    ??.plus long list of mourners. 
    Probate 11 Nov 1948  Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Extract from "All Present and Correct", an article by Dave Annals in Ancestors Magazine August 2009, acccounting for British citizens who were living overseas on census night:-

      ..... There were no such problems in the case of Harry Culpin. Harry was born at Tur Langton, Leicestershire in 1877 and after joining the army as a young man, married the wonderfully named Benedicta Jane Rhydderch at Colchester in 1897. By the time of the 1911 census Harry Culpin had risen to the rank of Battery Sergeant Major in the 96th Battery of the Royal Field Artillery. He is listed immediately after five commissioned officers on the census page. On census night his unit was garrisoned at Tempe, near Bloemfontein in the Orange Free State and his wife and children are easily identified in the associated returns for the married quarters. Benedicta Jane is listed along with four children, born in Woolwich, Langford, Preston and Ewshott respectively. Harry and Benedicta had by this time lost two children, one of whom can be recognised in the birth, marriage and death indexes as Joe Rhydderch Culpin, who died in Woolwich in 1900, shortly after his first birthday.

      Harry Culpin had a distinguished army career - he was mentioned in dispatches during the First World War, was commissioned from the ranks in December 1914 and eventually attained the rank of Captain. ..... [9]
    Person ID I4932  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2016 

    Father John Stephen CULPIN,   b. 1845, Ailsworth, Northants Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Tur Langton, Leics Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth TATE,   b. Abt 1845, Oundle, Northants Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Benedicta Jane RHYDDERCH,   b. 07 Jun 1875, Cinderford, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971, Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 07 Aug 1897  Colchester, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Children 
     1. Joe Rhydderch CULPIN,   b. 08 Jan 1899, Cinderford, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Woolwich, London, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Benedicta Jeanetta CULPIN,   b. 22 Apr 1900, Woolwich, London, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980, Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Gwendoline CULPIN,   b. 06 Apr 1902, Longford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1935, Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     4. George William CULPIN,   b. 22 Feb 1905, Preston, Lancs Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Francis Harry CULPIN,   b. 19 Sep 1906, Ewshott, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1991, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     6. Laura Annie CULPIN,   b. 14 Aug 1912, Belgaum, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 2002, Gloucester, Gloucs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jun 1877 - Tur Langton, Leics Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 07 Aug 1897 - Colchester, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 31 Mar 1901 - 50th Brigade RFA, Deepcut Barracks, Frimley, age 24, bombardier Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 02 Apr 1911 - Tempe, Bloemfontein, SA, age 34, Battery Sergeant Major (96th Battery Royal Field Artillery) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Oct 1948 - Gloucester, Gloucs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - GLOUCESTER CITIZEN: DEATH OF CAPTAIN H CULPIN The death took place yesterday after a long illness of Captain Harry Culpin, licensee of the Prince of Wales, Station-road, Gloucester. He was 71 years of age. A Leicestershire man, he came to Gloucester in 1920 after a long service in the Army. He joined the Royal Artillery in 1895 and served until 1919 when he retired with the rank of Captain. During the 1914-18 war he was in command of an ammunition column and saw service in France, Italy, Egypt and Salonika. On four occasions he was mentioned in dispatches, one of these being accompanied by the promotion to the rank of captain. During the second world war he was a member of the Royal Observer Corps in Gloucester until the state of his health necessitated his retirement. When he came to Gloucester he took over as licensee of the Prince of Wales and has remained there until the time of his death. Initiated into Freemasonry in India in 1912, Captain Culpin on coming to the city shortly afterwards became a joining member of the Zetland Lodge and was the Worshipful Master in 1937. He was also a Past Provincial Grand Superintendent of Works, and a member of the Royal Arch Chaple (sic) and of Mark Master Masons. He is survived by a widow and two sons and two daughters. The sons are Mr George Culpin, inspector of police at Bristol, and Mr Francis Culpin, on the staff of the petroleum advisory group to General MacArthur in Tokio (sic). Both are old Cryptians. The daughters are Mrs Moss and Mrs Pottinger, both of whom reside at Redmarley. The funeral has been tentatively fixed for Friday following cremation at Cheltenham. Captain Culpin possessed a host of friends, and when he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding last year, many congratulations poured in. They were married in Colchester in 1897. - 5 Oct 1948 - Gloucester, Gloucs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - GLOUCESTER CITIZEN: DEATHS CULPIN - On October 4, 1948, at 25, Station Road, Capt. H. Culpin, the dear husband of B.J. Culpin. Funeral arrangements later. - 6 Oct 1948 - Gloucester, Gloucs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 8 Oct 1948 - All Saints, Gloucester, Gloucs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - GLOUCESTER CITIZEN: FUNERAL OF MR HARRY CULPIN WELL-KNOWN GLO'STER LICENSEE The funeral of Mr Harry Culpin, of 25, Station-road, has taken place. The first part of the service was held in All Saints? Church. The Vicar, the Rev. W E Evans, conducted throughout. Mr Bevan at the organ accompanied the singing of the 23rd Psalm, the Nunc Dimittis and three hymns including the Masonic Hymn. Cremation followed at Cheltenham. A full-length floral cross covered the coffin. The principal mourners were: The widow, Mr G W Culpin (son, also rep. Mr and Mrs F H Culpin, son and daughter-in-law, Tokio), Mrs H Moss and Mrs R R Pottinger (daughters), Miss J Moss (grand-daugher), A/c J F Culpin, RAF and Sgt. D Ireland, RAEC (grandsons), Mr R Culpin (brother), Mrs O Davis (sister), Mr J Culpin (nephew), Mrs G W Culpin (daughter-in-law), Mr H Moss and Mr R Pottinger (sons-in-law). ??.plus long list of mourners. - 14 Oct 1948 - Gloucester, Gloucs Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 11 Nov 1948 - Gloucester, Gloucs Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1877, Market Harborough, 7a 21.

    2. [S296] Military Service Record, Harry Culpin, Royal Field Artillery, 1895-1920, (UK, National Archives, Kew).

    3. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/2492/83/6.

    4. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG13/609/166/3.

    5. [s33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG14PN34976 RD641 SD1 ED15 SN9999.

    6. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), DQ1948, Gloucester City, 7b 385, age 71.

    7. [S255] E&W National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

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

    9. [S233] Ancestors Magazine.

    10. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), SQ1897, Colchester, 4a 1035.