Francis Thomas Unwin WINTER

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WINTER, Francis Thomas Unwin

Service Number: 4591
Enlisted: 19 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Langhorne Creek, South Australia, 5 December 1890
Home Town: Langhorne Creek, Alexandrina, South Australia
Schooling: Mulgundawa & Flaxley Schools
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 18 November 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
29 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4591, 21st Infantry Battalion
29 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4591, 21st Infantry Battalion, RMS Orontes, Melbourne

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE F. WINTER.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Winter, of Langhorne's Creek, have been advised of the death from wounds of their eldest son, Private Frank Winter. Private Winter, who died on November 18 at the 38th Clearing Station, in Belgium, was 26 years of age. He was born at Langhorne's Creek and spent most of his boyhood on Nalpa Station. He was educated at the Mulgundawa and Flaxley schools. He enlisted in January, 1916, and sailed from Australia in April of the same year. He contracted enteric fever in Egypt and was invalided home, reaching Australia in Ootober 1915. Subsequently he went into training at Broadmeadows, Victoria, and sailed on his second voyage on March 31 last. After a further period in Egypt he underwent a final three months training in England. He was sent to France, and after several weeks of service was transferred to Belgium, where he received the wounds that caused his death. His bright and cheery disposition earned him many friends. Two brothers Privates. A. and O. E. Winter are on active service in France." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 09 Dec 1916 (nla.gov.au)

 

 

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