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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- George Thomas Winser -

Unknown person Name : George Thomas Winser

Son of : George Winser and Marie Jane Winser (née Moran), of 1 Stanley Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1895, Upper Holloway, London.
  Census information :

1901 : George and Marie Winser, with their children including George aged 6, are at Fairlight Coastguard Station, Hastings, Kent. George Winser is a Coastguard and Commissioned Boatman.

1911 : George and Marie Winser, with their children including George aged 16, are at 242 Commercial Road, Portsmouth. George Winser, sen. is a Mechanic (Pensioner).

  Service Details :

Driver 74132 George Thomas Winser, 41st Bde., Royal Field Artillery.

Casualty Details :

Died : 8 September 1914, aged 19.

Commemorated at : La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Cowes Town War Memorial (although not on the original panels)
Cowes RC Church scroll of honour
  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :

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 Aisne. 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 ...'

(*) 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
  Acknowledgments :

Charles Taylor for newspaper research
  Page status :
Page last updated : 20 January 2015


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