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William Edward Winter

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Father and son, William Winter in WW2 uniform with his father Nathaniel Winter in his British WWI uniform. - This image may be subject to copyright

Father and son, William Winter in WW2 uniform with his father Nathaniel Winter in his British WWI un …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Edward AWMM
  • Surname
    Winter AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    5405 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 March 1917 AWMM BelfastNorthern Ireland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 3 October 1939 AWMM C/o Post Mistress, Great North Road, Swanson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr W.E. Winter (father), Swanson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 3 October 1939 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Plasterer/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      10 stone 3 pounds AWMM
    • Chest expansion, Unknown Period AWMM
      38 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • William Winter was the son of Nathaniel William Edward and Jeanie Winter, of Swanson, Auckland, New Zealand.

    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. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 April 1941 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    MolosGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 8. E. 6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    RSA Swanson Memorial Wall AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2240912
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 199 AWMM
    • Unpublished papers: family papers. AWMM
      Armoury Files held in Museum Archives. AWMM
    • Dawson, W. (1961). 18 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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