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Captain, 6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Died of wounds 10th September 1916, age 28.

Buried in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.

Former student of mechanical engineering.


 

Vincent was born in 1888 to David, a Justice of the Peace and retired naval officer, and Sarah Acheson of Castlecaulfield, Donaghmore, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. He had an older brother. He studied at Lurgan and St. Andrews College, Dublin and captained Dungannon Rugby Club. He registered mechanical engineering in 1906-7 and resided at Dalton Hall. It is unclear if he was registered on a one year course or did not complete his studies. The Manchester Guardian reports that he spent many years in Manchester making a special study of the textile industry with which his family had had a connection for several generations. When his father died in 1912 he took over the Castlecaulfield linen factory Acheson & Smith Limited. He married a lady called Agnes Swan from Scotland and had a son called David.

Vincent enlisted as a private on 26th August 1914 and by January 1915 had been commissioned. He took part in the landings at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli and served in Egypt, Serbia and Macedonia. He died during the Salonika campaign in September 1916.