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Walter Sim Winton

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Walter Sim AWMM
  • Surname
    Winton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 39712 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1877 AWMM RavensbourneDunedin AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 6 November 1916 AWMM Elgin Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs E.F. Winton (wife), Elgin Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 December 1916 AWMM Married/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 39712 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) (Military) AWMM
      London Gazette of Friday, the 30th of May, 1919.Issue No. 31377. The King has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of His Majesty's Birthday, to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, for valuable services rendered in connection with the War: NEW ZEALAND FORCES To be Members of the Military Division of the said Most Excellent Order. Winton, Rev. Walter Sim, N.Z.Ch.D. AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 6 November 1916 AWMM
    Age 39 AWMM
    Salvation Army officer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Chaplain Winton was Chaplain at No 3 New Zealand General Hospital (3NZGH) at Codford, England.

    For two years after his return from war, Winton was in charge of all Salvation Army Sunday Schools from Hamilton to the extreme north, including Auckland. General Booth then instructed him to proceed to India in 1921, where he raised £11,800 in six months for hospital work. In 1923 he was taken to London by General Bramwell Booth to raise money for all army activities. After returning to the Finance Department in New Zealand he was then moved to Melbourne to take charge of the Anchorage Prison-Gate Home. After further appointments in India, Australia and London, he finally returned to Australia attached to the Subscriber Department, was manager of the Gill Memorial Home (for five years) and then took charge of the Box Hill Eventide Home from which position he retired in 1940 with the rank of Brigadier. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 July 1957 AWMM
    MelbourneVictoria 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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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      46: 3 AWMM
    • Volunteers: the Journal of the New Zealand Military Historical Society AWMM
      The Volunteers (NZ Military Historical Society journal) AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM


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