Life Before the War
John Vine was born in 1888 in Southampton, his parents were Alexander b1848 in Ringwood and Mary (Sullivan) b1861 Killarney Ireland.
John had 3 brothers Alexander b 1878, Uriah b 1883 – d 1852 and Dan b 1886 – d1970), he also had 1 sister Kate b1894.
In the census of 1891 John’s father Alexander was living alone in 3 rooms at Blue Anchor Court and employed as a dock labourer.
In the census of 1901 John was living at 12 Warren Avenue. Southampton with his father Alexander,his mother Mary, 3 brothers Alexander Uriah and Dan employed as dock labourers and sister Kate who was at school. Also registered at the address were 2 lodgers James Groves and John Loyle both dock labourers .
In the 1911 census John is a dock labourer and living with his sister Katherine who is recorded as working from home, his father a dock labourer and his mother Maryann, also registered at the address of 9 St Georges Square. East Street.Southampton was a lodger Edward Clarke a dock labourer.
John joined the army in 1915 and served in the Hampshire Regiment, he was killed on 14th December 1916 aged 28. He is buried in Southampton Old Cemetary grave reference 186 E139. He was enitled to the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
Researched by Shaun Connolly May 2014.
The following piece of information was supplied by a member of the public, John Vine mentioned on St Joseph’s RC church Bugle St Roll of Honour WW1.