Alfred Otto (Jack) WINCKEL

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WINCKEL, Alfred Otto

Service Number: 5453
Enlisted: 22 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ninnes, South Australia, 3 January 1895
Home Town: Queenstown, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Alberton School
Occupation: Locomotive Engine Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 6 November 1917, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Nine Elms British Cemetery
Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Freeling Boer War, Boxer Rebellion and WW1 Memorial Panel, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

22 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5453, 10th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5453, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Biography

Private Alfred Otto  Winckel , known as Jack was the son of Frederick Otto and Frances Hannah Winckel (nee Wyall)

He enlisted 22 February 1916 in Adelaide and embarked for overseas 11 April 1916 from Adelaide per HMAT ' Aeneas '.

He served in France and died of wounds 6 November 1917 at the 44th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium.

Cemetery  details: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinghe, Flanders, Belgium

There is a Memorial Panel at the Australian War Memorial Commemorative Area - Panel 61

 

"WINCKEL.- Died of wounds, on the 6th November, at 44th Clearing Station, Private Alfred O. (Jack) Winckel, 70th Battalion (late 10th), dearly-beloved son of F. O and F. H. Winckel, High-street, Queenstown, aged 22 years." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 20 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

"LATE PRIVATE A. WINCKELL.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Winckell, of High-street, Queenstown, have received official news of the death of their son Private Alf (Jack) Winckell, who died from wounds received in France, on November 6. Born at Ninnes, Yorke Peninsula, Private Winckell was educated at the Alberton school. He enlisted in February, 1916, and left for the front in the following April. Before going to France the second time he was nine months in hospital in England. He had been only a few weeks in the trenches when he met his end. He went away with reinforcements for the 10th Battalion, but was transferred to the 70th Battalion. Before he enlisted Private Winckell was an engine-driver in the employ at the Port Adelaide Corporation and the Roads and Bridges Department. He was 22 years of age, and his bright and cheerful disposition won him a large circle of friends." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 26 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

 

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