Edward Norman WINSTANLEY

WINSTANLEY, Edward Norman

Service Number: 6740
Enlisted: 7 January 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 8th Field Company Engineers
Born: Launceston, Tasmania, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Launceston, Tasmania, 1 January 1961, cause of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Carr Villa Memorial Park, Tasmania
Area: Cremation; Location: Colonnade Wall; No. 88.00; Site: A
Memorials: Geelong East St Matthew's Church Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

7 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 6740
11 Mar 1916: Involvement Sapper, 6740, 8th Field Company Engineers, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '5' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Orsova embarkation_ship_number: A67 public_note: ''
11 Mar 1916: Embarked Sapper, 6740, 8th Field Company Engineers, HMAT Orsova, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Julianne Ryan

Father Henry Winstanley (b.1857 Dunolly, VIC) and Mother Louisa Winstanley (nee Marshall, b. Tyrone)

Brother:   Thomas Henry Winstanley (b.1875 - )
Brother:   Robert Allan Winstanley  (b. 1877 -)
Sister:      Anne Agnes Winstanley   (b.1879 - )
Sister:      Amy Alice Winstanley  (b.1880 - )
Brother:    Charles Winstanley  (b.1884 - )
Himself:     Edward Norman Winstanley  (b.1885 - )
Brother:    George Victor Winstanley  (b.1887 - )

Wife, Edith Winstanley, (Edward stated address unknown)

Described on enlisting as 29 yrs 5 mths old; married; 5' 4.5" tall; 133 lbs;
fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair; Church of England

7/1/1916     enlisted at Ross, Tasmania

26/1/1916   appointed to 8th Company Engineers, Claremont Camp

11/3/1916    embarked from Sydney, NSW,  onboard HMAT A67 Orsova
                   as a Sapper in 8th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 4

14/4/1916   disembarked into Alexandria, Tel-el-Kebir

10/5/1916   embarked for overseas as reinforcements to 2nd Division

7/8/1916     proceeded to join 2nd Division unit, Etaples, France

11/8/1916    transferred to 5th Feld Company Corps

4/12/1916    sick to hopsital
15/2/1917    embarked onboard hospital ship HS St George at Rouen, France to England
16/2/1917    admitted to County of Middleve War Hospital, England
3/3/1917      marched in to NO.2 Com Depot, Weymouth, England
4/4/1917      marched out to No.3 Com Depot, Hurdcott

19/5/1917    Sapper transferred to 17th Field Company Engineers, Hurdcott

21/11/1917  Sapper transferred to Australian Flying Corps (AFC), Wendover

3/12/1917    taken on strength of AFC Training Depot

11/3/1918    appointed to EDP/Corporal

17/5/1918    remustered Corporal Mechanic

1/6/1918      promoted to Corporal

6/8/1918      Corporal Mechanic appointed Acting Sergeant Mechanic

27/9/1918    apointed EDP Sergeant Mechanic (AFC Training Depot)

1/10/1918    to be Temp Sergeant Mechanic

1/11/1918    reverts to Corporal
                   taken on strength 7th T S

3/9/1919      returned to Australia onboard Baramah, ex England
24/10/1919  disembarked into Melbourne, VIC

22/12/1919  discharged from service

Medals:        British War medal (4195) and Victory medal (4181)

Cremated next to wife:  Clara Dorothy Winstanley (d. 8/10/1972)

1/1/1961      passed away 75 yrs of age
cremated in:  Carr Villa Memorial Park (Launceston Cemetery)
                    36 Nunamina Avenue, Kings Meadows, TASMANIA 7249
                    Area: Cremation;  Location: Colonnade Wall; No. 88.00; Site: A

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  16/6/2016.   Lest we forget.