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Vincent, William (1867-1914)

Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.

 

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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.

 

Details: William Vincent (1867-1914), born in Southampton on 23 July 1867, son of Captain Joseph Henry Vincent (1837-1868), R.N., and Clara Vincent (née Cooper) of Southampton. Husband of Sibyl Davenport Vincent (née Rayner) of Evershot, Dorchester, Dorset.

 

Privately educated.

 

Attended Sherborne School (School House) January 1878-1882.

 

Lieutenant in the 4th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment, 1886.

 

WW1, Captain in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, 3rd Bn. (Reserve); attached to the 1st Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed on 30 October 1914 during the retreat from Mons.

 

Commemorated at:

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 20 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1627494/VINCENT,%20WI...

 

St Osmund's church, Evershot, Dorset www.evershot.demon.co.uk/church.html & www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3193434

 

Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance. Mrs Vincent donated £5 towards the Sherborne School War Memorial in memory of her husband, Capt. W. Vincent.

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