VINCENT, Edwin Frank
(Service number 6/566)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 25 April 1892 Place of Birth Wells, Somerset, England

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Bochaert's Garage, Timaru
Occupation Motor engineer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Alice VINCENT, 56 High Street, Wells, Somerset, England
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infabtry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 30 November 1952 Age 60 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Cremated, ashes interred Waikumete Cemeterry, Auckland
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Edwin Frank Vincent was the son of Henry and Alice (née Brine) Vincent. He wa sbaptised on 26 May 1829 at St Cuthbert's, Wells, Somerset, England. He was home in Wells with the family in 1910; in 1911 he was a labourer, boarding with his brother-in-law in Wales. He was serving with the 2nd South Canterbury Regiment, with which he went to camp. Edwin married Florence Annie Sarah Lett in 1917. Edwin and Florence had a son Stanley Edwin Vincent born in 1918. They divorced in 19124 in Christchurch. In 1930 Edwin married Ida Mary Moore.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; St Cuthberts, Wells, Somerset, baptism record ( [22 April 2019]; 1901 & 1911 UK census returns ( [22 April 2019]; Waikumete Cemetery record (Auckland City Council) [21 April 2019]; Sun, 5 September 1914 (Papers Past) [16 April 2019]

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