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Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen William Vincent
« on: Thursday 27 November 14 21:30 GMT (UK) »
Guys, I am compiling a book of those from Newmains / Morningsideand Cambusnethan and am stuck with one of the guys, a William Vincent.  I have no address, no age, no rank or brigade.
There is another Vincent on the memorial,  a Malcolm Vincent could it have been his brother?
He had emigrated to Canada and he also fell.  Any help would be appreciated.
The book is not for profit by the way.

Thanks,

Swally

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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 27 November 14 23:08 GMT (UK) »
Is there information on him in Joe O'Raw's book?

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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 November 14 08:50 GMT (UK) »
I'm doing this work in conjunction with Joe and only got an additional bit of info this morning.  On the 1881 census he was aged 1 staying with family at Stonecraigs Newmains. He was born in Auchinleck. Thanks

No 14 Stonecraigs Row Double Houses , Cambusnethan , Lanarkshire
Thomas Vincent          42
Annie Vincent             39
Maggie Vincent           14
Helen Vincent             12
Thomas Vincent          11
Annie Vincent             9
Janet Vincent             7
John Vincent              5
James Vincent            5
Malcolm Vincent         3
William Vincent          1

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/351127/VINCENT,%20MALCOLM

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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 November 14 18:45 GMT (UK) »
So...this would be 1891:

Thos Vincent 53
Annie Vincent 50
Thos Vincent 20
John Vincent 15
Jas Vincent 15
Malcolm Vincent 13
Wm Vincent 11
Christina Vincent 9
Address: 2 McIntyre's Few, Cambusnethan

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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 November 14 18:49 GMT (UK) »
 :-\ Muddying the water...from 1901:

John Vincent 60 engine keeper b. Old Monkland
Isabella Vincent 56 b. Old Monkland
William Vincent 24 saw man b. Bothwell, Lanark
Helen Vincent 22
Andrew Vincent 19
Benjamin Vincent 13

Address: No 6 Lochview Cott, Cambusnethan

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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 29 November 14 20:47 GMT (UK) »
Monica,

Looks like you are right on the button with our man Vincent.
By the time the Great War comes around he would be roughly 34 ish, I imagine he would be married by then??  and possibly have moved away?? I have checked on the Commonwealth War Graves and I can't tie any of them down to being our man William Vincent.
Looks like I'll need to keep looking
Thanks again
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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 29 November 14 20:50 GMT (UK) »
Monica,

I just read it again, there was a Benjamin Vincent from Craigneuk, Wishaw who fell during the Great War.  I wonder if these ones are cousins....or is Helen Vincent, William Vincent's wife.

As with all genealogy....more questions than answers.

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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 January 15 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Guys,  I really have hit a wall with William Vincent, I'm not that sure (although he is named on the Newmains War Memorial) that he served.  I can't get him on Scotland's People as a Great War return (death), I have searched but can't find his wife remarrying (I know it didn't happen in all cases), unless of course she remarried under her maiden name again?  looks like she didn't die in Lanarkshire but possibly in 1927 in Glasgow, Wilhimenia Vincent, but the age doesn't add up.
The two kids, Thomas aged 4 on the 1911 Census possibly got married in Shotts 1931, Roseanna aged 2 on the 1911 Census I can't find her death in Scotland.  Although I have a match for Thomas it is possible his wife had moved down south, or abroad.  Any ideas, although I can't think of any that would give me William Vincent's army regiment.
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Re: Newmains War Memorial - Help finding one of the fallen
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 January 15 22:38 GMT (UK) »
:-\ Muddying the water...from 1901:

John Vincent 60 engine keeper b. Old Monkland
Isabella Vincent 56 b. Old Monkland
William Vincent 24 saw man b. Bothwell, Lanark
Helen Vincent 22
Andrew Vincent 19
Benjamin Vincent 13

Address: No 6 Lochview Cott, Cambusnethan

Monica

Monica, that William died 1955 so it must be the son of Thomas and Annie who is on the memorial