John Charles Winter

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

John Charles Winter

 

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Northamptonshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
205893

Date of Enlisting:                            
September 1914

Date of death:                        
21.9.1918

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour
Ashwell Village War Memorial

 

John enlisted at Hertford in September 1914 with the Hertfordshire Regiment, Regimental number 105326, but was not posted to France until April 1918 where he was transferred to the 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, Regimental number 205893.  He served in the Western European Theatre of War, France and Flanders and was killed in action on 21st September 1918. 

John was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. 

He is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and the Ashwell War Memorial.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
c. 1884

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Royston, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
1st Quarter 1915

 

John was born in Ashwell, the sixth son of Samuel and Eliza (nee Clements) Winter. He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

The 1911 census shows him living with his sister, who was the publican of The Thrift, in Royston. He was a general carman.

John married Elizabeth Hales in 1915.

 

Commentary:

 

 

Name:

John Charles Winter

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Royston, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

21.9.1918

Enlistment Place:

Hertford, Hertfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Northamptonshire Regiment (formerly Hertfordshire Yeomanry)

Battalion:

6th Battalion, 54 Brigade, 18 Division

Regimental Number:        

205893 (formerly 105326)

Type of Casualty:

Killed in Action

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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