Born: 1883, Southampton, Hampshire.

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

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 12123

Regiment: Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion. transferred from 7th Suffolk Regiment.


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 Southampton port, Vincent travelled 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, Hastings, Sussex, Vincent married Janette Ellen Reed. They had 2 children:

Evelyn Irene Orsi, born 1909, Ipswich.

Vincent D. Orsi, born 1916, Ipswich.

Vincent is also remembered on St. Mary le Elms church Memorial.


Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1st Battalion






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