Herbert Henry Charles Vineall, 1st Leicester

1896 Apr/Jun Born Wallington Surrey. Parents John and Elizabeth Vineall

1911 Census 19 Highland Cottage, Wallington. Herbert Vineall, aged 15, Butchers Boy at Roundsman Butcher’s

1914 Apr 25. enlisted into The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) aged 18

L/10573 Private Herbert Henry Charles Vineall, 1st Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). The L/ prefix appears to have been inconsistently used for regular enlistments up until August 1914, continued to be used (inconsistently) for men enlisting for regular service from August 1914

1914Aug in Bordon Camp under command of 3rd Brigade, 1st Division

1914 Aug 12. Landed at Le Havre

Posted to 7th (Service) Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 55th Brigade, 18th (Eastern) Division

Posted to 2nd Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 91st Brigade, 7th Division

1916 Oct 17. Father died on Home Service. 3575 Private John Vineall, No,7 Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps, formerly 20182 Private John Vineall, Royal West Surrey Regiment.Birth Place, Beddington, Surrey. Residence   Wallington. Enlistment Place: Croydon. 17 Oct 1916 Died at Purley Military Hospital of injuries Home Service. Cemetery: Wallington, Bandon Hill Cemetery Sutton, Greater London)

1918 Sep. married May Flora Fisher at Milton, Kent (1900 – 1985)

1919 May 4. Son Stanley Herbert Vineall born at Royston, Hertfordshire (4 May 1919 – 25 Jan 2010)

1919 Jun 12. Medal (1914 Star) despatched by post

1919 Sep 9. discharged as ‘No longer physically fit for war service’, aged 24

1920 Mar 17. re-enlisted as 44815 Private Herbert Henry Charles Vineall, The Leicestershire Regiment (from regimental number)

1920 Mar 30. posted from the Depot to 1st Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment at Athlone, Ireland

Appointed 44815 Lance Corporal Herbert Henry Charles Vineall

1920 Jun 21. Daughter Peggy Vineall born in Milton, Kent (21 June 1920- Dec 1996)

1920 Aug Army Order 338 of August 1920 he was renumbered as 4849464 Lance Corporal Herbert Henry Charles Vineall, 1st Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment

1921 Dec 9. missing at Athlone. Relatives anxious

1922 Apr-May-Jun. Daughter Ivy Vineall born in Milton, Kent

28 Jan 1924 Medals returned

20 Nov 1925 Kent & Sussex Courier, a long Newspaper Report. May Vineall was prosecuted by the NSPCC for neglect of 3 children (29 Oct 1925), given 3 months prison sentence without hard labour. (She was living with Archibald Charles Jarvis) She stated that her husband had left her just before birth of their third child ie Apr-May-Jun 1922.

29 Nov 1967 enquiry on Medal Card

Missing in Ireland