Edward Arthur WINTER


WINTER, Edward Arthur

Service Number: 4528
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Cassilis, Vic., August 1892
Home Town: Cassilis, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Melbourne Church of England Grammar, Melbourne University
Occupation: Engineering Student
Died: Died of wounds, France, 6 May 1917
Cemetery: Grevillers British Cemetery
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Memorials: Melbourne Grammar School WW1 Fallen Honour Roll, Omeo Tongio West State School 3419 Roll of Honor, Swifts Creek War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Apr 1916: Involvement SN 4528, 23rd Infantry Battalion
23 Apr 1916: Embarked SN 4528, 23rd Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Melbourne
6 May 1917: Involvement Lieutenant, 23rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Son of James and Alice WINTER

Until he was 15 years old he went to the State School, and then the Melbourne Church of England Grammar, where he remained for four years.  In 1911 he entered the Universtiy to dstudy engineering, but during his fourth year decided to enlist without waiting for the final examinations.

Many of his brother officers testify to his sterling worth,  one writes - 'He was a braveman, respected by all for his courage and devotion to duty.'

Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

EDWARD ARTHUR WINTER who died of wounds on 6th May 1917 was the son of Mr.A. Winter of Cassilis. He was born in 1893 and entered the Preparatory School in 1907 and came up to the Senior School in the next year. He "rowed irk the crews of 1910 and 1911, and passing matriculation went up to the University in 1912 as an
Engineering student, and was in his fourth year when he enlisted in June 1915. 

He went through the instruction school at Broadmeadows, then went as Sergeant to Seymour Camp. He left Australia on 21st March 1916 with the 23rd Battalion and went to Salisbury Plain, and was at Bombay Instruction School at Southampton, where he was offered a permanent position as bomb instructor, but declined as he wished to go to the front with his mates. He received his commission on
29th November 1916 and on 12th April 1917 was promoted to Lieutenant, after having done duty as Intelligence Officer.

He took part in the Battle of Bapaume and was with his battalion when it marched through that town. When taking part in the fighting at Bullecourt on 5th May 1917 he was severely wounded, and died
next day after having been taken to the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station. He was buried in Grevillers Cemetery.