VINES War Dead
In the index of war dead kept by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission there are the names of 42 Vines who died as the consequences of war.
Some died at or under the
sea, memorialised at Portsmouth: Robert Stanley Vines a descendant of Peter
Vines (born 1724) son of Benjamin Vines of Vines Farm Grittenham. He perished
with the crew of the submarine Tigris in the Mediterranean Sea 10th March
For an account of the action on Leros
Some in the air
The others were born in England except one from Queensland Aust. and all had next of kin in England, mostly Gloustershire.
An Australian, John Thomas Vines, a Queenslander from Nanango, succumbed to sickness in a state of starvation and deprivation of proper care while a prisoner of war of the Japanese, working on the Thai-Burma railway, September 1943. He was interred in the THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY in Burma.
NAME Date Memorial or Grave
VINES AREL April 23, 1945 Manila, Phillipines
VINES CARL E Missouri June 6, 1944 Normandy, France
VINES CHARLIE JR Alabama December 16, 1944 Manila, Phillipines
VINES CLARENCE W Illinois April 8, 1945 Netherlands
VINES JOHN E California September 23, 1944 Manila, Phillipines
VINES THEODORE E Arkansas October 22, 1943 Carthage Tunisia N. Africa
VINES WILLIE H
W Virginia January
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