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Forename(s): Edward Collingwood
Place of Birth: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Service No: 15/999
Regiment / Corps / Service: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 15th (Service) Battalion. (1st Leeds)
Division: 31st Division
Date of Death: 1916-02-08
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: C. 19.
CWGC Cemetery: KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE
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
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---
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Private Edward Collingwood WINTLE
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 31st Division
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