William Goldsborough VINCENT


VINCENT, William Goldsborough

Service Number: 2230
Enlisted: 3 March 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bowden, South Australia, 27 August 1892
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers' College
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, France, 23 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle, Pozieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide Christian Brothers' College WW1 Roll of Honor, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2230, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2230, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide

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Private W. G. Vincent was 23 years of age, and fell fighting on July 23. He was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Vincent, Cawthorn-street, Southwark. He sailed from the Outer Harbor on June 25, 1915, and took an active part in the Gallipoli campaign, and was eventually drafted to France, and then to Flanders. He finished his educational course at Christian Brothers' College, and spent six years in Government Printing Office, finally quitting the service of Messrs. Cornell, Pirie-street, in order to don khaki. An elder brother, Private B. H. Vincent, 26 years of age, married, and a younger brother, Private E. A. Vincent, 19 years, also joined the colors. The latter was officially reported missing since July 20." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 01 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)