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BRIGHTON WAR MEMORIAL (1914-1921)
SURNAMES V

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Chris Comber 2008

VANE

Alfred Ernest

Seaman PO/M/6555, H.M.S. ‘Black Prince’, Royal Navy. 1st Cruiser Squadron. Lost with the Armoured Cruiser at Jutland 31st May 1916. Aged 24. Adopted son of Mary Jane Steele of 45, Wellington Road, Portslade. Listed on Portslade War Memorial & Parish Church. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea. MR. 3.

VAUGHAN

George Alfred

Private 21217, 2nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment 29th Division. Killed in action on the Somme 14th October 1916. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Formerly with the Royal Sussex Regiment. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial. MR. 21.

VAUGHAN

Henry George

Gunner 15713, ‘Z’ Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action in the Ypres Salient 24th October 1917. Aged 35. Son of Thomas William & Mary Vaughan 41, New Dorset Street, Brighton. Born in Hove and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Gunners. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium. B. 12.

VENESS

Charles

Bombardier 2575, ‘B’ Battery, 222nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery (T.F.) Died in Mesopotamia 26th August 1916. Son of Mr & Mrs John Veness of 3, Southdown Road, Brighton. Employee of Tilley Brothers, London Road. Born in Hove. Enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Bombardiers. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. 6.

VERRALL

Albert Edward

Drover 90232, Cable section, Royal Engineers. France. Died of influenza in military hospital Lille, 6th December 1918. Aged 23. Son of Mr & Mrs D. Verrall of 23, Franklin Street, Lewes Road, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Drivers. Not listed in SDGW. Buried in Lille Southern Cemetery. F. 1027

VERRALL

William

Pioneer 110297, 1st Labour Battalion, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 18th November 1916. Born in Brighton and enlisted in London. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Pioneers. Buried in La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie. F. 67.

VERRION

Richard

Private TF/315196, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Killed in action at Roisel 15th September 1918. Aged 20. Son of Edwin & Elizabeth Verrion of Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension. F. 528

VIGAR

William Arthur

Lieutenant, Indian Army. Regiment unknown. Died after the war in Millbank Hospital after discharge 27th October 1920. Aged 24. Son of the Rev. & Mrs A. E. Vigar of St. Saviours Vicarage, 22, Richmond Road, Brighton. Buried in Brighton Bear Road Cemetery. (Private burial)

VIGOR

William Petter

Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action on the Somme near Guillemont 13th August 1916. Aged 18. Son of William Petter & Mary Vigor of 81, St. Albans Road, Kingston on Thames, Surrey. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under 2/Lts. (William Petter Vigor) Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial Mr. 21.

VINALL

Alfred

Private 9899, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. 29th Division. Killed in action during the initial landings at Gallipoli on the 24th of April 1915. Born St. Peters Brighton and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Helles Memorial Gallipoli. MR. 4.

VINALL

Charles [Cobden]

Able Seaman SS/957, H.M.S. ‘Good Hope’, Royal Navy. South Atlantic Squadron. Lost when the Armoured Cruiser sank with all hands during the Battle of Coronel Islands 1st November 1914. Aged 28. Son of Stephen John & Eliza Emily Vinall of 1, Ryde Road, Brighton. Husband of Mrs Lily Vinall of Tonbridge, Kent. Also listed on Tonbridge War Memorial. Brother of Stephen John Vinall below. Not in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial MR. 3.

VINALL

J

Not positively identified, there are J. Vinall, Pte. 37637, Royal West Surrey Regiment reported wounded by Sussex Daily News November 1917 and also Leading Seaman Joseph William Vinall Z. 3701 (London Division) ‘Hood’ Battalion, 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 25th May 1918. No next of kin. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Pozieres Memorial MR. 27.

VINALL

Joseph William

Able Seaman R/1434, ‘Hawke’ Battalion, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. 63rd Royal Naval Division. Killed in action 8th March 1918. Aged 36. Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph David Vinall. Husband of Clara Vinall 49, Hollingbury Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Seamen, Royal Navy. Buried in Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery. F. 379.

VINALL

Stephen [John]

Lance Corporal 5891, 110th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of heart failure in military hospital, Vermelles 26th February 1917. Aged 35. Son of Stephen John & Eliza Emily Vinall of 1, Ryde Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under privates. Buried in Vermelles British Cemetery. F. 423.

VINCENT

George Frederick

Leading Signaller 364258, H.M.S. ‘Victory’, Royal Navy. Naval shore establishment. Died in Haslar Naval hospital of influenza 14th September 1918. Aged 30. Son of George Frederick & Elizabeth Vincent of Brighton. Husband of Florence Kate Vincent of 47, Baker Street, Brighton. Regular sailor. Messina Medal (1911) Mentioned in despatches. Not included in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Southsea, Hampshire.

VINE

Jesse Charles

Private G/21252, 7th Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment. 18th Division. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Amiens 8th August 1918. Born in Burgess Hill and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Buried in Beacon Cemetery, Sailly Laurette. F. 247.

VINSON

William

Sergeant 21110, 1st Garrison Battalion, Norfolk Regiment. Indian Army. Died if disease at Karachi in India 25th August 1916. Aged 33. Husband of Mrs E. A. Vinson of 49, Jersey Street, Brighton. Later of Fratton, Hampshire. Wounded on the Marne in 1914 with Royal Sussex Regiment. Former Prison Warder at Dartmoor. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Sgts. Buried in Karachi Cemetery. Commemorated on The Delhi Memorial MR. 43

VIRGO

Charles Rueben

Private G/7354, 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment. 24th Division. Killed in action near Ypres 24th May 1917. Born Portslade and enlisted in Brighton. Next of kin, Brighton. Formerly with Royal Sussex Regiment. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book and on St. Lukes Parish Church Memorial. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground. Belgium B. 127.

VIRGO

Frederick

Private 82 (Bugler), Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home after the war 22nd February 1920. Aged 33. Next of kin 22, Somerset Street, Brighton. Buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

VIRGO

William George

Stoker/1st/Class PO/K/1277, H.M.S. ‘Queen Mary’, Royal Navy. 1st Battlecruiser Squadron. The Grand Fleet. Lost with the ship at Jutland on the 31st May 1916. Son of Mrs S. Virgo of 23, Lavender Street, Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Stokers Royal Navy. Commemorated on The Portsmouth Naval Memorial Southsea. MR. 3.

VOAK

Harry

Lance Corporal G/19691, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near Monchy 25th July 1917. Husband of Mrs H. Voak of 54, Southampton Street, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed on St. Lukes Parish Church Memorial and in St. Peters Memorial Book under Lance Corporals. Buried in Monchy British Cemetery F. 154

VOICE

Arthur

Private G/4926, 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 12th Division. Killed in action near the Hohenzollern Redoubt 8th April 1916. Born in Newhaven and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book. Commemorated on The Loos Memorial MR. 19.

VOICE

Frank

Corporal TF/320066, 16th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. 74th Division. Wounded during the 3rd Battle of Gaza and died 7th November 1917. Aged 22. Son of Joshua & Kate Voice of 54, Grantham Road, Brighton. Born and enlisted in Brighton. Listed in St. Peters Memorial Book under Cpls. Buried in Beersheba Military Cemetery, Palestine. Pal. 1.

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