Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Broadley Vine -

unknown Name :

Broadley Vine

Son of Henry Vine and Ann Vine née Jupe.

Born 1883, Bournemouth.

Census Information :

1891 : Ann Vine, with her children including Broadley aged 8, is at Lemon Villas, St Catherine's Place, Ventnor. Ann Vine is a Laundress.

1901 : Ann Vine, a widow, with her children including Broadley aged 18, is at Pound Lane, Ventnor. Broadley Vine is a Butcher.

1911 : Broadley Vine, aged 27, is a Gunner with No 8 Mountain Battery, R.G.A., at Quetta, Baluchistan, India

Service details :

24516 Gnr. (later Cpl.) Broadley Vine, 24th Household Bn. Royal Garrison Artillery
Date of Death : 1 November 1950 aged 67

Where buried or commemorated : St Boniface Church, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Commemorated on these Memorials :

Old Contemptibles Roll of Honour
Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, October 29, 1915 Page 1

Bombardier B. Vine, who is in one of the heavy batteries of the R.G.A., has just left again for the western front after spending a few days' leave at home. He has been in all the principal engagements since September in last year, including the battles of the Marne, the Aisne, Neuve Chappelle, both battles for Ypres, Loos, etc., and has not received a wound or injury of any kind.


Saturday, July 5, 1919 Page 1

VINE-RUSSELL. - On June 28, at St Boniface Church, Bonchurch, by the Rev. J. Seaver, Broadley Vine, of Dudley-road, Ventnor, to Florence Elizabeth Russell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Russell, Woodside, Bonchurch.


Friday, November 10, 1950 Page 2

VINE. - On November 1, 1950, at 2 Seacliff Court, Bonchurch, Broadley Vine, aged 67. Beloved husband of Flossie.

Mrs. Vine wishes to offer her grateful thanks to all friends and neighbours who came to her in time of need; also for beautiful floral tributes. Please accept this the only intimation.

Page 3

The funeral took place on Saturday last of Mr. Broadley Vine, who died at the age of 67, at his home, 2 Seacliff Court, Bonchurch, on Wednesday week. He formerly resided at Woodside for many years, and for about 25 years had been employed at the Royal National Hospital as a gardener. At the time of the 1914-18 war, he was a regular soldier in the Royal Artillery, and he saw service in India. When he returned home, he was employed for a time at Madeira Hall. He was a member of the I.W. Branch of the Old Contemptibles, and leaves a widow, with whom much sympathy is felt. The Rector (the Rev. H. Haworth Coryton) officiated and Mr. J. Birtwistle, at the organ, accompanied the singing of the hymn, "Jesu, Lover of my soul." The mourners were Mrs. Vine (widow), Mrs. H.G. Cooper (sister), Mr. and Mrs L. and Mr. and Mrs. M. Russell and Messrs. L. Burchett and H. Marsh (nephews and nieces, the last named representing Mrs. Russell). The Royal National Hospital was represented by Mr. J. Whillier, LL.B. (chairman of the management committee), Dr. A.K. Miller (medical superintendent) and Mrs. Miller, Dr. E.F. Laidlaw and Messrs. R.W. Dent (deputy secretary and financial officer), and C. Wheeler (head gardener); the Old Contemptibles by Messrs. W. Ferguson (standard bearer), W. Steele, C. Hobbs and H.E. White. Others attending included Mr. and Mrs. Kenny, Mesdames Day, H. Randall (sen) and Coryton, and Messrs. A.C. and A.H. Randall and T. Mills. The interment followed in the churchyard, and the floral tributes included wreaths from Dr. and Mrs. Miller, and the staff at the Royal National Hospital and the Old Contemptibles.

Further Information

Broadley VINE was born in Bournemouth in Jun Qtr 1883, the son of Henry VINE and his wife Ann née JUPE (who had been baptised at Newchurch in 1841).
On 22nd February 1906 the 22 year old Broadley enlisted into the Royal Regiment of Artillery at Sandown for a term of 12 years (9 years Army Service and 3 years Army Reserve).
He joined the No 8 Mountain Battery of the RGA on 12th November 1906 and served in India for 7 years 83 days, returning to England in 1914. During that time he took part in the North West Frontier of India operations in Mohmand country and engagement of Kargha on 24th May 1908 for which he was awarded the India General Service Medal with North West Frontier 1908 clasp. In 1911 he was a gunner with No 8 Mountain Battery at Quetta, Baluchistan, India. During the First World War he served with the 24th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery in France and was demobilised in February 1919.
Later in the year on 28th June he married Florence Elizabeth RUSSELL at St Boniface Church, Bonchurch. She was the daughter of George RUSSELL and his wife Mary Jane née BUCKETT. In 1920 he was living at Ivy Cottage, Dudley Road, Ventnor and by 1925 he and his wife were living with his parents-in-law, George and Mary Jane RUSSELL, at Woodside, Bonchurch.
He died on 1st November 1950 at 2 Seacliff Court, Bonchurch and was buried on 4th November at St Boniface Church, Bonchurch.

His wife's brother, George Henry RUSSELL, is commemorated in St Boniface Church, and also on Bonchurch War Memorial. His sister Alice Maud's husband, Charles Thomas FEAVER; his sister Rose's son, Arthur BURCHETT (Arthur VINE); and his cousin, Percy Sidney GATRELL, are all commemorated on Ventnor War Memorial.
Links :

First Battle of the Marne

First Battle of Aisne

Battle of Neuve Chapelle

First Battle of Ypres

Second Battle of Ypres

Battle of Loos
Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
Page last updated : 27 August 2012


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