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Regimental number41
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
AddressAlice Street, Sans Souci, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMrs. M. Vincent, Alice Street, Sans Souci, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service24th Signal Company Army Engineers
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1917).

FateDied of disease 12 February 1919
Place of death or woundingDartford, England
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 8), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Samuel E. and Amelia M.A. VINCENT, 114 Railway Parade, Kogarah, New South Wales. Native of Sydney

Military Medal

'At POZIERES, FRANCE, from 22nd. to 25th. July 1916 Lieut. VINCENT was continuously on duty patrolling and effecting repairs to telephone and telegraph lines between our Left and Right Brigade Battle Headquarters. This N.C.O. had a particularly dangerous piece of ground to work over as it was continually swept by shell fire and at times the enemy barrage extended across it.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Bar to Military Medal

'During the operations in front of FOUCAUCOURT, between 23rd and 26th August, 1918, 2/Corporal VINCENT showed a total disregard for personal safety in his efforts to maintain communication between the forward Battalions and the Brigade. He was on duty at all hours of the day and night, laying and maintaining lines subjected to heavy shell fire.'

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