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Ashley Ellis Vincent

Portrait of Private Ashley Ellis Vincent, Auckland Weekly News, 4 October 1917. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections AWNS-19171004-40-40. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Private Ashley Ellis Vincent, Auckland Weekly News, 4 October 1917. Auckland Libraries H …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ashley Ellis AWMM
  • Surname
    Vincent AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 34756 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 June 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra OxfordCanterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs T.B. Vincent (mother), East Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 34756 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Fitter/Military AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 8" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      140 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Ashley Vincent was the son of Thomas Braker Vincent and Clara Vincent, of East Belt, Rangiora, North Canterbury. Native of Oxford, North Canterbury.

    Embarked Wellington, 7 December 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 18 February 1917, marched in to Sling Camp, and posted to 3rd Otago Reserve Infantry Bn.
    Marched in to 4th Reserve Bn, Canterbury Regiment, from hospital, 30 May 1917.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 6 June 1917; marched in to NZ Base Depot, Etaples, 8 June 1917.
    Joined 1 Company, 2nd Bn, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, in the field, 25 June 1917.
    Killed in action, 6 August 1917.

    Commemorated on Addington Workshops Roll of Honour, Ferrymead, Christchurch. Parents: Thomas Braker Vincent and Clara Vincent, East Belt, Rangiora, North Canterbury AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    6 August 1917 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM
    • Railways Roll of Honour board. Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011. AWMM

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