Samuel Arthur Vincent

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Samuel Arthur Vincent
Personal Information
Date of Birth not known
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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
Description 5'9¾" (1.m) tall ; 145 lbs
65.771 kg
; fresh complexion ; blue eyes ; light brown hair
Occupation Mill hand
Religion Church of England
Address North Perth, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Sarah Ellen Vincent
Military Information
Reg Number 7425
Date of Enlistment 27 Dec 1917
Rank Private
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
Fate Wounded in Action 15 Sep 1918
Returned to Australia
Monument Jarrahdale Honour Roll
ANZAC Memorial Park (Byford)
Medals British War Medal
Victory Medal

Pre War

Electoral Roll entry - 1916 - 1917 Pindalup, hewer

War Service

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.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries - 1925 - 1926 at 136 Joel terrace, East Perth, mill hand; 1931 - 1943 at 14 Sydney street, Balkatta, machinist


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