Vincent Reginald Moody

Census Address: 3 Belle Vue Terrace, Barnack Road
Place of Birth: Smethwick, Staffordshire
Date of Birth: 1899
Enlistment Address: -
Regiment: 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment
Service Numbers: 2488
Place of Death: -
Date Died: -
1 Belle Vue Terrace, Barnack Road, Stamford

Vincent  was born in 1899 in Smethwick, Staffordshire, now in the West Midlands, 4 miles west of Birmingham city centre. His father, Corbet Legh Moody, was a commercial clerk, born in Shropshire and his mother, Annie was from Birmingham. Vincent Reginald was one of four children all born in Smethwick but around 1910 the family moved to Stamford to live at 3 Belle Vue Terrace, Barnack Road.

Vincent was still at school in 1911 but in 1914, just 16 years of age, he joined the 4th Lincolnshire Regiment as Private 2488. Later he was promoted to Corporal and served on the Western front and in Egypt. He earned a 1915 star but was wounded on the Somme and by July 1916 he was in hospital in Edinburgh having treatment for a shrapnel wound in his left leg. His two older brothers also served in the same regiment and one of them was wounded in the same battle.

On his demobilisation on the 2nd April 1919 he returned home. He married Ethel Mclean in Stamford in the summer of 1935 but no further details of his life have been found.