Harold Vincent

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Service number:
Army Service Corps
Date of birth:
26 September 1885
Date of death:
22 April 1915
Age at Death:

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Harold Vincent was born at Skeffington in Leicestershire on 26 September 1885, the son of Wallace and Mary Vincent. Before the war he was a chauffeur and living in Langham with his wife Ellen. He joined up in November 1914 with the motor transport section of the Army Service Corps and was killed in a car accident at Devonport on the 22 April 1915. In a letter to his widow, Lieutenant Blake, of the Land and Water Transport, Devonport, describes the occurrence as "one of those extraordinary accidents in which in most cases only slight injuries would have been sustained." George Phillips wrote that Harold "is spoken of as a good soldier, a reliable driver, and one who never gave his officers any trouble but always accepted any duties cheerfully and with a good heart."  He was 29 years old. Harold is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, grave C.3630, and remembered on Langham's war memorial.

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