Clinton James Nicholson WINKS

WINKS, Clinton James Nicholson

Service Numbers: 36191, 3691
Enlisted: 25 August 1916, Roma, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: St George, Queensland, Australia, 1898
Home Town: Surat, Maranoa, Queensland
Schooling: Private School, Queensland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Illness, France, 13 December 1918
Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot V, Row E, Grave 50
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Brisbane 42nd Infantry Battalion AIF Roll of Honour, St George & District Honour Board, St George Hospital Memorial Pavillion
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 36191, 47th Infantry Battalion, Roma, Queensland
2 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3691, 47th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Miltiades embarkation_ship_number: A28 public_note: ''
2 Aug 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3691, 47th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Sydney
13 Dec 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3691, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3691 awm_unit: 41st Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1918-12-13


Military Medal

"On the 6th September, 1918, during operations East of PERONNE, Private WINKS acted as a company Stretcher-Bearer. When his Company was heavily shelled and other stretcher Bearers had become casualties, he attended to the wounded under heavy enemy shell fire, fearlessly exposing himself in the course of his duty. he then organised a party of Stretcher Bearers and succeeded in evacuating all the wounded under extremely adverse circumstances. By his courage and steadfast devotion to duty, Private WINKS set a fine example to all ranks."

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

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Biography contributed

Clinton James Nicholson WINKS was born in St George, Queensland in 1898

His parents were Samuel Leslie WINKS & Agnes Bridget BECKETT