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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- G T Winser -


George Thomas Winser, son of George Winser, of 1 Stanley Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight.
G T Winser's name appears on the Cowes RC Church scroll of honour

His name was not recorded on the Cowes War Memorial, nor on the County War Memorial at Carisbrooke Castle.

Service details

Driver 74132 G T Winser, 41st Bde., Royal Field Artillery

CWGC record

Biographical details

From the Isle of Wight County Press, 28 November 1914 :

The friendship of two Cowes lads, who were neighbours, and enlisted in the Army together, has been severed by the toll of war. They are Driver George Thomas Winser, of the 9th RFA, whose home is at 1 Stanley Road, Cowes, and Gunner H E Hodges, 10th Battery, of 2 Stanley Road, Cowes.(*)

The former who is 19 years of age, was killed in action, presumably in the battle of the Aine. He had been in the Army about ten months and went to the front from Bordon during the first week in August. Since then his mother had only received two postcards from him, and in the latter he expressed the hope that it would not be long before they were home again. His mother sent him out a parcel of comforts, but received no acknowledgements, and the period of silence which followed aroused fears for her sons safety, which unhappily proved only too true, for recently intimation was received from the War Office that her son had been killed in action. The deceased, who was formerly in the employ of J S White and Co. was a smart young soldier and a good rider, and had been highly spoken of by his officers. His father, Mr George Winser, a Fleet Reservist attached to 'HMS Vernon' is engaged on a ship in the North Sea, doing patrol duty and mine sweeping ...'

George Thomas Winser has no known grave. His name is recorded on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Information provided by : Charles Taylor

(*) Gunner Hodges was killed on 30 June 1915, and is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
MIC G T Winser
Medal Index Card for G T Winser
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