Hugh Corbet Vincent - Wales

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  1. liverpool annie

    liverpool annie New Member

    Heres another one of those who did not fight but I thought maybe of interest Gareth !:)

    Hugh Vincent
    Full name Hugh Corbet Vincent
    Born April 27, 1862, Caernarfon
    Died February 22, 1931, Treborth, Bangor aged 68
    Major teams Wales
    Position Forward

    HUGH CORBET VINCENT 27.4.1862-22.4.1931

    The Rev. James Crawley Vincent MA was Vicar of Llanbeblig with Caernarfon. He was the son of The Very Reverend James Vincent Vincent MA, Dean of Bangor Cathedral. His wife Grace was the daughter of The Rev. William Johnson MA, Rector of Llanfaethlu. With such erudite forefathers, it is hardly surprising that they has seven remarkable children (two of their four sons were knighted). The Rev. James Crawley Vincent died during the cholera epidemic in Caernarfon in 1869 leaving 7 children under the age of 12. Hugh Corbet Vincent, the fourth child, was aged 7. The family continued to live at the family home, Treborth Uchaf, on the outskirts of Bangor.

    H C Vincent attended Friars school in Bangor and Sherborne Public School in Dorset. In 1881 he became an undergraduate of Trinity College, Dublin and on graduation in 1884 he became articled to Mr. Charles A Jones, Solicitor in Caernarfon.When he qualified as a solicitor, he went into partnership in Caernarfon, with Mr. H. Lloyd Carter under the title of Carter Vincent & Co. For much of his life he served on Bangor City Council and was elected Mayor of the City on three occasions. He was for many years Clerk to the Magistrates in Bangor and had the courage to stand for parliament in caernarfon against Lloyd George. He lost. He played soccer for Bangor City, was a very talented playing member of Bangor Cricket Club, which he captained. He was also captain of St. Deiniol Golf Club in Bangor. He married Bronwen Adelaide Trevor daughter of Rev. Thomas Warren Trevor, Rector of Llanfaelog. They had five daughters and one son who was killed serving with the Welch Regiment in St. Vaast, France on 9.5.1915 at the age of 19.

    Sir Hugh Corbet Vincent BA died in bangor in 1931 at the age of 69. He had played rugby for Wales against Ireland in dublin in 1882, the first match that Wales won. It is probably true that the Welsh team arrived in Dublin one player short of a full team so they recruited H C Vincent on the day of the match from trinity College where he had established a reputation as a fine all round sportsman.

    In Memory of

    2nd Bn., Welsh Regiment
    who died age 19
    on 09 May 1915
    Son of Sir Hugh Corbet Vincent, Kt., and Lady Vincent, of Bronwydd, Bangor, North Wales.

    Remembered with honour


    Lieutenant Vincent was the only son of Mr. Hugh Gorbet and Mrs. Bronwen Adelaide Vincent, of Bronwydd, Treborth, Bangor, and the grandson of the late Rev. James Crawley Vincent, Vicar of Carnarvon. He was educated at Oswestry and Rugby Schools, and at the Bangor University College. He joined the Welsh Regiment, and took part in the battle of Neuve Chapelle, and was killed while leading his platoon against the German trenches at Richebounj St. Vaast, in which no fewer than six young Lieutenants of the Welsh Regiment, including Lieutenant Vincent, fell mortally wounded, May 9th, 1915. He was 19 years of age.

    "He loved to give and gladly gave his life."

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