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Edward Collingwood WINTLE

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Surname: WINTLE

Forename(s): Edward Collingwood

Place of Birth: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Service No: 15/999

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Leeds)

Division: 31st Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1916-02-08

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C. 19.

CWGC Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Edward Collingwood Wintle (born 21 September 1894) was the son of Thomas Gilbert and Margaret Constance Wintle, née Jackson. Thomas was born at Newnham, Gloucestershire and Margaret at Newcastle, Northumberland.

1901 Paddington, London Census: 40, Burlington Road - Edward C. Wintle, aged 6 years, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son of Thomas G. and Margaret C. Wintle. [Thomas, Margaret and two sons were boarding with Alfred and Jane Bailey.]

1911 Ilkley, Yorkshire Census: Hazelmere - Edward Collingwood Wintle, aged 16 years, born Chesterfield, Derbyshire, son of Thomas Gilbert and Margaret Constance Wintle.

Edward was the first man of his battalion to die on active service when he was accidently shot by a comrade cleaning a rifle.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Edward C. Wintle, 15/999, West Yorkshire Regiment. Theatre of War first served in: 3 - Egypt. Date of entry therein: 22 December 1915.

The 15th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals, were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7 December 1917.

Edward is commemorated on the Ilkley Grammar School War Memorial.

Photograph: 'de Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918' - Part Two.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---

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Private Edward Collingwood WINTLE

Private Edward Collingwood WINTLE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division

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Surname: WINTLE

Forename(s): Edward Collingwood

Born: Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Residence:

Enlisted: Leeds

Number: 15/999

Rank: Private

Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 15th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 09/02/16

Died How:

Theatre of War: Egypt

Notes:

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Surname: WINTLE

Forename(s): Edward Collingwood

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 999

Rank: Private

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Unit: "C" Coy. 15th Bn.

Age: 21

Awards:

Died Date: 08/02/1916

Additional Information: Son of Thomas Gilbert and Margaret Constance Wintle, of "Hazelmere," Ilkley, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: CALLED TO HIGHER SERVICE)

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DE RUVIGNY'S ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918 - Part Two

WINTLE, EDWARD COLLINGWOOD, Private, No. 999, C Coy., 15th (Service) Battn. (1st Leeds) The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt.), yr. s. of Thomas Gilbert Wintle, of Hazelmere, Ilkley, Solicitor, by his wife, Margaret Constance, dau. of the late William Fenwick Jackson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne; b. Chesterfield, co. Derby, 21 Sept. 1894; educ. Wharfedale School, Ilkley (Mr. A.H. Davis, M.A.); Ilkley Grammar School, and private tuition; was subsequently employed on the staff of the Bradford branch of the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company; enlisted 13 Sept. 1914, after the outbreak of war; served in Egypt from Dec. 1915, and was accidentally killed in the desert, near Kantara, 8 Feb. 1916, while on active service. Buried there. One of his officers wrote: "Private Wintle always did duty faithfully and well, and died a true and loyal soldier." Unm.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1916

WINTLE Edward Collingwood of Hazelmere Ilkley Yorkshire a private in the 15th battalion of the West Yorkshire regiment died 8 February 1916 at Kantara Egypt on active military service Administration Wakefield 19 May to Thomas Gilbert Wintle solicitor. Effects £119 7s. 6d.

1938

WINTLE Margaret Constance of 9 Parish Ghyll-road Ilkley Yorkshire widow died 11 May 1938 Administration London 31 August to Noel Gilbert Wintle of no occupation. Effects £951 6s.

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SNAP SHOTS OF THE 15TH BATTALION THE PRINCE OF WALES’S OWN (WEST YORKSHIRE) REGIMENT

SNAP SHOTS OF THE 15TH BATTALION THE PRINCE OF WALES’S OWN (WEST YORKSHIRE) REGIMENT

137. Military Cemetery. On the left, grave of Pte. Wintle the first Soldier of the Battalion to fall on Active Service. The Desert. Egypt.

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18 February 1916

WINTLE - February 8th, Pte. Edward Collingwood Wintle, of the 15th West Yorkshire Regiment

18 February 1916

ILKLEY - Soldier Accidentally Killed

Mr. T. G. Wintle, solicitor, Hazelmere, Tarn Villas, Ilkley, has received information of the death of his youngest son, Pte. Edward Collingwood Wintle, who was serving with the 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds 'Pals'). No particulars are to hand beyond the fact that Pte. Wintle was accidentally killed on February 9th. He was only 21 years of age, and previous to the war was employed in the Bradford office of the Liverpool and London and Globe Insurance Company Limited.

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