Born: 1883, Southampton, Hampshire.

Died: 22nd August 1918; Age 35; KiA during the Allied Hundred Days Offensive.

Occupation: Lodging Housekeeper – own account.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 12123

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Formerly 12123, Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Bray Vale British Cemetery,







1891   3-6, Wellington Court, Hastings, Sussex.


Vincent was 8 years old and living with his mother & siblings.

Rebecca Orsi (nee Titte), 51, a Lodging House Keeper, born Reading, Berkshire.

Marra Emily Orsi, 26, a dressmaker, born Southampton, Hampshire.

Angelo Carlo Orsi, 20, Lodging House Manager, born Southampton.

Carlotta Orsi, 16, a General Servant, born Brighton, Sussex.

Remalinda Orsi, 14, born Southampton.

50 lodgers.


1911   ‘Horse Shoes’, 1 & 2, Noble’s Court Lane, Currier’s Lane, Ipswich.


Vincent was 27 years old, a Lodging Housekeeper – own account. He was married & Head of the Household.

Janette, 24.

Evelyn, 2.

17 lodgers.


Vincent’s father was Angelo Giuseppe Orsi, born 1833, Italy. He was a Lodging House Proprietor. On the 12th February 1874, Southampton, Hampshire, Giuseppe took the Oath of Allegiance – as native of Italy – he was married, a Coal Dealer and had 3 children – Marra Emily Orsi, 9, Angelo Carlo Orsi, 7 & Carlotta Orsi, 4 months.


On the 24th July 1907, from the Port of Southampton, Vincent sailed on the S.S. ‘Majestic,’ his destination was New York, New York. He was Italian, 24 years old and a Barman, living in Hastings. Next of Kin was his sister – ‘The Beehive’, Hastings, Sussex.


In 1909, in Hastings, Sussex, Vincent married Janette Ellen Reed. Her name given at birth was Jane Ellen Elizabeth Reed, born 17th July 1887, at 4, Pinders Road, Clive Vale, Hastings, East Sussex to Harriet Reed, a domestic servant. Harriet’s parents John Reed, a bricklayer and Susan Reed (nee Wickenden), of Halton, Hastings immediately became parents to their granddaughter.


Jenny and Vincent had four children:

Evelyn Irene Orsi, born October 1909, Ipswich.

Frank Orsi, born December 1910, Ipswich.

Phyllis Orsi, born January 1912, Ipswich.

Vincent Donald Orsi, born 1916, Ipswich – died 1919, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Jenny E. Orsi – widow.


Vincent is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary le Elms Church, Ipswich.


Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion






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