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William Henry Winter

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Winter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 10/524 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    15 September 1879 AWMM MastertonWairarapa AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 22 August 1914 AWMM Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Marion Winter (wife), Pahiatua, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 10/524 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Masteron Rifle Volunteers - 10 years. AWMM
    • New Zealand Permanent Staff - 2 years, 3 months. AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 10 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      dark brown AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      fair AWMM
    • Distinguishing marks, Unknown Period AWMM
      Partial upper dental plate and three decayed lower teeth AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Eyesight, hearing, colour vision, limbs, joint movement, chest, heart, lungs normal AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Admitted to 15th Stationary Hospital, [Mudros] 1 July 1915 with 'Debility A36 C2273'. Rejoined Battalion at Anzac Cove 12 July 1915. AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Married Marion Sigley (born c.1876 in the Motueka area) on 6 July 1904 in Masterton (Rev J Murray officiating).

      When William enlisted in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Marion Winter's address in Pahiatua was Wakeman Street. After William's death, she moved to High Street, Masterton.

      William and Marion had four children: Frederick William (b. 4 June c.1906 [1903 or 1906 on Particulars of Marriage in William's military record] in Masterton); Harold Joseph (b. 13 May 1908 in Masterton); Ruby May (b. 16 August 1910 in Masterton); and Helmiah Nyle Ronga (b. 21 February 1915 in Pahiatua). Helmiah was not born until after William had embarked, and he never saw his youngest daughter.

      Served under Lieutenant Colonel William Malone at Gallipoli.

      Reported missing in the Dardanelles on 8 August 1915.

      William Winter died on Chunuk Bair during the August Offensive.

      His wife, Marion Winter died 28 January 1953, aged 78 years. AWMM
    • William's name is on two cenotaphs: Masterton and Pahiatua. Public - Brian Charles - Direct descendant - 26 March 2016 - Family history
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About death

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  • Death
    8 August 1915 AWMM
    Age 35 AWMM
    Chunuk BairGallipoli AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM

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  • In memory of my Great Uncle, much loved husband of my mother (Ivy Shute)'s Aunt Marion .Physically you left photos and service records, but you, along with other brave servicemen and women left us a greater gift of freedom. Thank you.
  • In memory of my great grandfather ...lest we forget
    Public - Christine - Other Relative - 26 April 2015
  • In memory of my greatgrandfather, William Winter whom I heard so much about as a child.
    Public - Andrea Margaret - Other Relative - 26 March 2015
  • In memory of my great grandfather, Sergeant Major William Henry Winter, who fought and died at Gallipoli. Lest we never forget.
    Public - Lynette - Other Relative - 14 February 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
17 August 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
12 April 2020Brian CharlesTe Awamutu, New ZealandDirect descendant
01 April 2020Online CenotaphNew ZealandResearcher
20 May 2016AllanRotoruaResearcher
26 April 2015Christine Tauranga New ZealandOther Relative

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