Alfred Copplestone Walden-Vincent
Regiment: 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
Parents: Mr Edmund & Mrs Emilia Walden-Vincent
Brother: John Henry Walden-Vincent
Address: ‘Bodelwyddan’, 65 West Hill, St Leonards
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 7th October 1916 reads: “We regret to announce that Captain Alfred C Walden-Vincent, Dorsetshire Regiment, has been killed in action. He was 26 years old and the son of Mr. E. Walden-Vincent of Bodelwyddan, West Hill, St Leonards. Captain Walden-Vincent was educated at St Paul’s School and Pembroke College, Cambridgeshire, taking honours in the Law Tripos. He studied at Gray’s Inn, and was called to Bar in 1913.
He received his commission in the second month of the war and was promoted to the rank of Captain in December 1914. Captain Walden-Vincent’s younger brother, of the Australian Imperial Force, was killed in Gallipoli in May 1915.
According to CWGC, Alfred died on 26th September 1916 and is remembered at Courcelette British Cemetery, grave reference XII.D.6.
Alfred is not named on Hastings War Memorial
Published: October 1916
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