Service no. 10262
Lance Corporal, Bedfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion
Born in Lambeth; enlisted in Hertford; lived in Clapham
Killed in action on 22 October 1914, aged 19
CWGC: “Son of Maria Vincent, of 106 Railton Road, Herne Hill, London, and the late Thomas Vincent.”
Remembered at Le Touret Memorial, France
Information from the 1911 census
Thomas Vincent, 15 in 1911, was a messenger for the telegraph office. He lived with his parents and two brothers at 15 Springfield Place, Stockwell (Springfield Place has now disappeared – it was in the area near Lansdowne Way and Wandsworth Road). Thomas Vincent (senior), was 70 and worked as a messenger for the borough council. He was born in Islington. His wife Maria Vincent, 48, was from Hanwell, west London. They had three surviving children (of four): Thomas and two younger brothers, Harry Vincent, 13, and Fred Vincent, 7.