Vincent was born in Barton Regis, Gloucestershire, in 1878, the son of Thomas William and Mary Turner. He married Hilda Marsh in West Derby in 1908. By 1911, he and his wife were living at 32 Wellington Road, Bilston, and he was a civil engeineer and surveyor, working for Bilston Urban District Council. The couple had a son, Hubert Keith, later that year. They had another son, Alan Vincent, in Wolverhampton in 1915.
Vincent enlisted with the army during the First World War, and the minutes of Bilston Urban District Council mention him on several occasions. On 26 April 1917, Lieutenant V. Turner is reported to be “on road service in France”. By 26 July the same year, it was announced that he had been “granted his Captaincy in the Road Corps, and attached to the Headquarters’ Staff”. However, I have not been able to confirm details of his military service. The Council clearly looked after Captain Turner, as on 20 December 1917, it was reported that he had sent a letter giving the Season’s greetings to the Council, and thanking them for their recent action in regard to his salary.”
Vincent survived the war, and died at the Royal Infirmary, Pembroke Place, Liverpool on 30 November 1951, by which date his address was Holmlea Hengoed, near Oswestry, Shropshire. The value of his effects was £12536 10s. 3d.