condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Jack Samuel Winter

Portrait, Jack Samuel Winter (203999) as merchant seaman 1942 aged 15, Rating Boy enrolled 29 Nov 1942 number 15098 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Jack Samuel Winter (203999) as merchant seaman 1942 aged 15, Rating Boy enrolled 29 Nov 19 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Samuel AWMM
  • Surname
    Winter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    Korea 203999 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

Contribute ›
  • Birth
    2 August 1927 Military personnel file SwansonWaitakere City Military personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Korea Pre 12 June 1951 AWMM C/o Jennie Winter, C/o Post Office, Swanson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1951 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

Contribute ›

Training and Enlistment

Contribute ›
  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Korea 12 June 1951 Military personnel file
    Age 24 AWMM
    Merchant Seaman/Military Military personnel file
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


Contribute ›

Prisoner of war

Contribute ›
  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

Contribute ›
  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 11 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM

Last known rank

Contribute ›
  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

Contribute ›
  • Last child of Nathaniel William (known as William) and Jeannie Winter (nee Laurie).

    Husband of Paddy; father of Deidre, Bronwyn.

    Jack's father served in the British military for 25 years (1st Irish Rifles and Military Police) before bringing his family to New Zealand. They settled in Swanson.

    Four brothers served in wartime, Eric Winter (435716); Jack Winter (203999); Hugh Winter (23778), William Edward Winter (5405) was KIA Greece 20 April 1941 Merchant Navy and Korea.

    Merchant Seaman membership number R15098. TSS Wahine ran aground 15 August 1951 AWMM
Read more


About death

Contribute ›
  • Death
    30 March 2010 AWMM
    Age 82 AWMM
    HastingsHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Taradale Cemetery, Napier City, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 31 March 2010 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



Contribute ›
  • Memorial name

Roll of Honour

Remember Jack Samuel Winter by laying a poppy.

Leave a note

Leave a tribute or memory of Jack Samuel Winter

Leave a note

Contribute ›



Contribute ›
  • External links
    New Zealand History online. Troop ship Wahine wrecked on route to Korean War
    Further Reference
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death Notice: New Zealand Herald, 31 March 2010 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
    • Chamberlain, H. (2013). The New Zealand Korea Roll : honouring those who served in the New Zealand Armed Forces in Korea, 1950-1957. Wellington, N.Z.: Author. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Nominal rolls - Nominal rolls embarkation K-force [Korea Nominal Roll], Archives New Zealand, Wellington, AAYS 8638 AD1/1433 (R22440250) AWMM

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.

Creative Commons LicenseOnline Cenotaph Data by Auckland War Memorial Museum is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.