Samuel Arthur Vincent
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|Date of Birth||
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|Place of Birth||Burton-on-Trent, England|
|Death||3 Feb 1953|
|Place of Death||North Perth, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||31 years, 1 month|
5'9¾" (1.m) tall ; 145 lbs|
65.771 kg; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||North Perth, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs Sarah Ellen Vincent|
|Date of Enlistment||27 Dec 1917|
|Unit/Formation||28th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcements, transferred to 51st Battalion / 13th Brigade, 4th Division|
|Date of Embarkation||13 Mar 1918 ‒ 4 Apr 1918|
|Ship Embarked On||RMS Ormonde to Suez|
|Date of Embarkation||30 Apr 1918 ‒ 15 May 1918|
|Ship Embarked On||HMT Ellenga Port Tewfik|
|Date of Return||18 Jan 1919 ‒ 24 Feb 1919|
|Ship Returned On||HMAT A38 Ulysses|
Wounded in Action 15 Sep 1918 |
Returned to Australia
Jarrahdale Honour Roll |
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
British War Medal |
Electoral Roll entry - 1916 - 1917 Pindalup, hewer
Original attempt to enlist was turned down due to defective vision.
Entered Blackboy Hill camp on 17 Jan 1918, and on 27 Feb 1918 was allocated to the 22nd reinforcement draft for the 28th Battalion, travelling with them to England.
On arrival they were sent to the 5th Training Battalion at Fovart before transferring to the 12th Training Battalion at Codford and on completing his training he was assigned to the 51st Battalion reinforcements.
On 8 Aug 1918 he proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, and was taken on strength by the 51st Battalion on 16 Aug 1918 at Chipilly on the Somme River, mid way between Amiens and Péronne.
Sam was wounded in action on 15 Sep 1918 at Vermand south east of Péronne when local action saw the Battalion, led by D Company push their forward line another 500 yards closer to the Hindenburg Line of defences. Resistance by the enemy was described as slight. However, Sam appears to have been wounded by a shell with wounds to his left arm, shoulder and lip, described as severe.
Seen on 15 Sep 1918 by the 4th Australian Field Ambulance, he was passed back to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station before being admitted on 18 Sep 1918 to the 5th General Hospital in Rouen.
Evacuated to England on 21 Sep 1918 aboard HMHS Western Australia, he was admitted next day to the 1st Southern General Hospital in Edgbaston, Birmingham. On 20 Nov 1918 he had recovered sufficiently to allow a transfer to the 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital in Dartford. Granted leave from 13 Dec 1918, he reported to Weymouth's No.2 Command Depot on 27 Dec 1918 and was despatched almost immediately back to Australia.
Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1926 at 136 Joel terrace, East Perth, mill hand; 1931 - 1943 at 14 Sydney street, Balkatta, machinist