Percy Charles WINTER

WINTER, Percy Charles

Service Number: 3969
Enlisted: 4 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Crafers, South Australia, 1 April 1894
Home Town: Piccadilly, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Crafers Public School
Occupation: Gardener
Died: Killed in Action, France, 13 August 1916, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Aldgate War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crafers WW1 Memorial, Summertown Cemetery Memorial Arch Gates, Uraidla & Districts Roll of Honour 1, Uraidla War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

4 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3969, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3969, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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"...3969 Private Percy Charles Winter, 10th Battalion, of Piccadilly, SA. Employed as a gardener before enlisting in August 1915, Pte Winter left Australia with the 12th Reinforcements in December 1915 and served on the Western Front as a Lewis gunner. Pte Winter was killed at Pozieres, and although initially listed as missing in action, subsequent enquiries by the Red Cross determined that he was killed on or around 13 August 1916 whilst attempting to dislodge a German sniper from the Gibralter Redoubt, either by bullet wound to the head or by severe injuries inflicted by shrapnel. Buried nearby, the location of his grave was lost, and his remains were never recovered." - SOURCE (


Mr. and Mrs. G. Winter, of Piccadilly, have been notified that their eldest son, Private P. C. Winter, was killed in action on August 13. He enlisted in September, 1915, and left for the front on December 8. After spending some time in Egypt he left for France, where he spent his twenty-second birthday. Prior to enlisting he was employed in his father's vegetable garden. He was a quiet, steady lad, and his untimely death is mourned by a large circle of friends. He was educated at the Crafers Public School. His two brothers, Private A. G. and J. H. Winter, are on active service abroad." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 28 Oct 1916 (