Nobbs, V A
VINCENT ARTHUR NOBBS
Remembered with honour Couin New British Cemetery: Row B, Grave 22.
He enlisted 8 February 1916 in Watford for the Duration of the War, in the Bedfordshire Regiment, no. 25914: a bleacher of Watford, 5’6½” tall. He qualified as a Vickers machine gunner 22 June 1916, transferred to the Machine Gun Corps 10 August 1916, and embarked from Folkestone 27 August 1916 to Boulogne. He was wounded in the chest and thigh 2 March 1917, went first to No. 22 Field Ambulance then to the Corps Operating Centre, France, where he died of his wounds. He was entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
Son of Harry and Mary Ann (nee BURR) NOBBS of Watford.
His parents married 9 September 1883 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth, Herts. Harry died 1944 aged 81; Mary died 1944 aged 78; both in the Watford district.
Vincent was born 24 March 1892 in Rickmansworth, and baptised 24 April 1982 at St Mary’s, Rickmansworth. He was employed by J Dickinson & Co at their Croxley Mills, Herts.
On the 1901 Census, aged 9 he lived in Rickmansworth, with his parents and eight siblings. On the 1911 Census, he is proving elusive.
Date of death06/03/1917
Age at death24
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)