VINCENT, Stanley Victor Carthew
(Service number 28927)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||3 June 1897||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Date||29 June 1916||Age||19|
|Address at Enlistment||Annadale Farm’ Albury, Canterbury|
|Previous Military Experience||8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Next of Kin||Alfred Vincent (father), 121 Wilson Street Timaru, New Zealand|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||18th Reinforcements, 2nd Canterbury Infantry Battalion, J Company|
|Date||11 October 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||2nd Battalion, 13th Company, Canterbury Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||12 October 1917||Age||20|
|Place of Death||Ypres, Begium|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tyne Cot memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||NZ Apse, Panel 2|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru; Albury War Memorial (as S Vincent); Waimataitai School War Memorial; Fairlie War Memorial, Te Ngawai memorial|
Stanley was the son of Mr. Alfred and Mrs. Eliza Vincent latterly of Timaru. He attended the Te Ngawai School. He was born on the 4th June 1896.
On his enlistment he gave his occupation as a farm hand. His employer was R. Vincent of "Annandale” AIbury, South Canterbury. Stanley had previously served with the 8th South Canterbury Mounted Rifles.
Stanley enlisted on the 28th September 1916 and embarked on the 11th October 1916 from Wellington, boarding the HMNZT 67 Tofua bound for Plymouth, England. On arrival on the 29th December 1916 he went to Sling Camp, and from there left for
France 1st February 1917 to join the 2nd Battalion on 3rd March 1917,
Stanley was killed in action on the 12 October 1917, Ypres, Belgium.
During his service he had been promoted twice, first to Lance Corporal on 15 August 1916 and then to Corporal on 24 August of the same year.
Stanley is remembered by his family, and by several local memorials in communities around South Canterbury.
Cenotaph database (October 2014); rootsweb,ancestry.com; NZ Historical BDM records (bdmhistoricalrecords,dai.govt.nz); Jeremy Suherland, Albury District War record 1914-1918; SCRoll submission by B Hayman, 16 AMrch 2018
Researched and Written by
Ann Munro, SC branch NZSG; Doreen Knight, Mackenzie Genealogical Group
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