Private Edgar Vince

Date of Birth c.1882
Age at Death 35
Date of Death 26 September 1917
Service Number G/30885
Military Service Queen's (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
Merton Address 1 Cecil Terrace,Bonds Road,Upper Mitcham, Mitcham
Local Memorial St. Mark's Church, Mitcham

Additional Information

Edgar Vince who was born in 1881 at Stoke-by- Neyland, Suffolk, was the second son of Isaac and Mary Ellen Vince. His father, Isaac had married Ellen Grimsey in the last quarter of 1878 at Sudbury. Isaac was employed as a farm labourer /market gardener by occupation. His mother Ellen had been employed as a housemaid at the Rectory House in Kirkby Bain according to the Census of 1881. The 19881 Census also places Isaac as living in Sudbury where he was employed as a farm labourer.

Edgar was baptized on the 4th December 1881 in the Parish of Mitcham, according to records. The 1891 Census reveals that 9 year old Edgar attended a school with his 12 year old elder brother, Arthur. The family resided at 1 Cecil Road with a niece Kate. Isaac was still employed as an agricultural worker.

In 0ctober 1910, Edgar married Clara E Austin according to Croydon Civil Records. The 1911 Census that Edgar and Clara had been married less than a year and were living with Edgar’s parents who had been married for a total of 32 years. Twenty nine year old Edgar was employed as a carter by a coal contractor.

Edgar Vince’s service record is not available through Ancestry but he enlisted in Mitcham, Surrey in the Queen’s Regiment, Royal West Surrey and was killed in action on the 26th September 1917. He is commemorated at Tyne Cot memorial in France.

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