William Percy VINCENT

VINCENT, William Percy

Service Number: 4542
Enlisted: 6 December 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 2 December 1883
Home Town: Malvern, Stonnington, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Motorman
Died: Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 25 September 1961, aged 77 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
Boronia, Wall X, Niche 66 and held in perpetuity for all time. Cremation service held on 27 September 1961
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World War 1 Service

6 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4542, 21st Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
29 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4542, 21st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: RMS Orontes embarkation_ship_number: '' public_note: ''
29 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4542, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne
8 Nov 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 4542, 21st Infantry Battalion, Wound to the left leg. Transferred to England on 17 November 1917 aboard HS Pieter de Conick
3 Sep 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 4542, 21st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Vincent and Charlotte Vincent nee Wright of Brunswick, Victoria.

Husband of Elsie May Vincent nee Temple of Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria. William and Elsie married during 1911c.

Commenced return to Australia on 12 March 1918 aboard HT Kenilworth Castle on 24 April 1918 he transhipped to HT Field Marshall at Durban, South Africa  disembarking on 22 May 1918

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal