Photograph courtesy of Marina.
Born: 1912, Ipswich.
Died: 28th February 1945; age: 32.
Residence: 515, Nacton Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 5825774.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Nordrhein – Westfalen,
Father: Alfred Charles Vinyard, born September 1875, Ipswich. A Dock Labourer.
Mother: Lucy Isabella Vinyard (nee Ditohn), born 1878, Ipswich – died 1922, Ipswich.
In 1932, Alfred re-married to May Webster, born January 1896, Shoreditch, London.
In 1943, Ipswich, Charles married Ruby Ellen Doris Cloud, born June 1921, Ipswich, of 413, Nacton Road, Ipswich – a Machinist in a Sack Co. – died 1944, Ipswich.
Probate to Alfred Charles Vinyard – father, an old age pensioner.
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Devonport. It was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
October 1939: They went to France.
May/June 1940: The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
June 1944: The Battalion landed in Normandy (D Day). From then on was engaged in the North Western Europe campaign.