I am currently researching people who are recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves site  The following details refer to Frederick CUMPSTONE who held the rank of Private in the  Gloucestershire Regiment 10th Bn.  Age 21 date of death 09.09.1916.  Service no 15740.  Son of Mr. E. M. Cumpstone, of White House, Walton-on-Trent, Staffs.  Grave Memorial Pier and Face 5a and 5b Thiepval Memorial

You can see further CUMPSTON entries on my website at

Let me know if you can add more to their histories.

I was delighted to hear from Karen CUMPSTONE – Fred Cumpstone was her father-in-law.  His father came out from Shewsbury in England to New Zealand.   Her email address is  Thanks for writing Karen – I have responded to you with more information.

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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