Hendley, Vincent (No. 20813)

Hendley, Vincent


No. 20813, 7th/8th Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Killed in action on Thursday 16 August 1917 (aged 20)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium (Panel 140 to 141)


Vincent Hendley was born on 4 November 1896 in Newtownards and he was a son of James and Margaret Hendley (nee Burke) who were married around 1882/1883.  Born in County Cork, James Hendley served as a Quartermaster Sergeant with the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and, after he retired from the Army, he worked as an insurance agent.  Margaret Burke was born in England.

The Hendley family lived in Ann Street, Newtownards; at 12 Shandon Street, Belfast; at 149 New Lodge Road, Belfast; at 61 Stratheden Street, Belfast; in Mill Street, Newtownards; at 31 Dargle Street, Belfast; at 3 Rosapenna Terrace, Belfast; at 62 Rosapenna Street, Belfast; at 25 Rosevale Street, Belfast and in Glenaan, Cushendall, Co Antrim.

James and Margaret Hendley (nee Burke) had at twelve children:

Edward John (born 21 July 1883 in Ann Street, Newtownards)

Mary Josephine (born 1 November 1885 at 12 Shandon Street, Belfast; died 28 July 1886)

James Thomas (born 1 June 1887 at 149 New Lodge Road, Belfast)

Andrew Syrrell (born 7 August 1889 at 61 Stratheden Street, Belfast)

Cyril A (born around 1890/1891 in Belfast)

Violet M (born around 1892/1893 in Belfast)

Lewis Joseph (born 25 June 1894 in Mill Street, Newtownards)

Vincent (born 4 November 1896 in Newtownards)

Winifred Kathleen (born 27 March 1899 at 31 Dargle Street, Belfast)

John (born prematurely 28 April 1901 at 3 Rosapenna Terrace, Belfast; died 3 May 1901)

Mary (born 13 July 1902 at 62 Rosapenna Street, Belfast)

John Burke (born 24 September 1903 at 25 Rosevale Street, Belfast)

Vincent Hendley enlisted in Belfast and when he died he was serving with the 7th/8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers in 49th Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division.  The 7th and 8th Battalions were amalgamated in October 1916.

Private Vincent Hendley was killed in action on 16 August 1917 at Langemarck during the Third Battle of Ypres and at the time of his death his parents were living in Glenaan, Cushendall, Co Antrim.

Private Vincent Hendley has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.