Sergeant Herbert Vincent Winch, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
His name appears in the list of the fallen in Colchester Town Hall, and at the International Bomber Command Centre Memorial in Lincoln.
Vincent was son of Frederick Clappison and Lilian Winch who lived in Colchester and moved to Mersea around 1951. In 1939 he was living in Colchester and working for his father as a Wine Merchant's Clerk. He bought the West Mersea smack NELLIE and re-registered her in November 1939 as a fishing boat.
With thanks to RAF Waddington Heritage Centre for information on 44 Squadron and Vincent's sorties.
Photo: Mersea Museum - Pauline Winch
Image ID PMS_HVW_001
Category 1 War-->World War 2
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.